Cornus alba Elegantissima Cornaceae
Variegated Dogwood, Variegated Tatarian Dogwood KOR-nus AHL-ba
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 6-8 ft ( m) high, leaves have irregular creamy-white margins and gray-green centers.
- Sun to part shade. Adapts to many soil types, best in moist, well-drained. Prune
out part of the old wood each year to encourage more colorful new growth.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Elegantissima and
Argenteo-marginata may be different variegated forms but probably not distinguished in
commerce (i.e., the names and the selections are likely mixed) (Dirr, 2009).