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CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'

Commonly known as Green osier, Pagoda dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

One of the very best silver variegated shrubs which is sadly slow growing and difficult to propagate
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Small £27.50 each

Large £65.00 each

  • Deciduous - white-margined leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub - shrub or small tree with spreading, tiered branches. Produces small flowerheads to 5cm (2in) across followed by pea-sized blue-black fruit.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - the tiered effect can be accentuated by summer pruning sideshoots from the branches.
  • Pests & Diseases - anthracnose
  • Place of origin - eastern North America
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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3m (10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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