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Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’

Dogwood

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
  • Common name: Dogwood
  • Family: Cornaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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).

How to grow Cornus 'Variegata'

  • Plant size

    15m height

    15m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Cornus 'Variegata' and wildlife

Cornus 'Variegata' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cornus 'Variegata' poisonous?

Cornus 'Variegata' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People