Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

Dogwood

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
  • Common name: Dogwood
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 15m

Spread: 15m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Cornus controversa 'Variegata' is a rounded tree with tiered branches. Its foliage is bright green with bold, creamy-white margins, turning yellow in autumn. In early summer it bears clusters of small white flowers, followed by blue-black fruit. It's perfect for growing as a specimen shrub in a mixed border, where it provides year-round interest.

Grow Cornus controversa 'Variegata' in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Generally trouble-free, no pruning is required. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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