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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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CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £27.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £70.00 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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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