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CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'
Commonly known as Green osier, Pagoda dogwood
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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
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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