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Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’

Wedding cake tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades and green

Description

Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ (Wedding cake tree). ‘Argentea’ has leaves variegated with white and delicate white flowers in summer. Can be trained into a distinct tiered shape, but can be slow to grow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Pagoda dogwood, Dogwood

Origin

North America Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Spring and summer interest

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and will need sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagated by seeds, cuttings or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Has few pests

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