Cornus alternifolia ‘Variegata'
Silver Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour.
Cornus Alternifolia ‘Variegata’ known also as Silver Pagoda or Wedding Cake tree, is a versatile, deciduous dogwood grown for its compact nature and distinctive layers of floating branches, a stunning architectural small tree, ideal for a sunny position within the garden. The silvery green margined creamy white, ovate foliage, provides suitable support for its clusters of white flowers during May and June, these in turn are followed by blue/ black berries towards the Autumn.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Foliage Colour: Green - silver leaves.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 2-5m.
Ultimate Spread: 2-5m.
Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.