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CORNUS controversa 'Variegata'
Commonly known as Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree
Striking and very scarce slow growing variegated form with horizontal branching
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- Green Combo's: Combo 156
- Plants with particular characteristics: Specimen plants
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- Trees: Small Trees
- Variegated Foliage: Silver
- Plants beginning with 'C'
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Deciduous - elliptic leaves to 15cm (6in) long turn yellow in autumn.
Height - 8m (26ft)
Spread - to 8m (26ft)
Tree - rounded tree with tiered branches. White flowers in flat heads to 18cm (7in) across followed by blue-black berries.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sun - shelter from cold winds
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - anthracnose.
Place of origin - China, Himalayas, Japan.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Leaf colour (if not green) - Silver variegated
Seasonal Interest - Spring
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to acid soil
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
Cornus - Growing Guide
Trees - Care Guide
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
to 8m (26ft)
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Flowering dogwood, American boxwood
Available from £55.00
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Available from £13.50
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5