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Cornus mas 'Variegata' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green and White in Spring and Summer
Purple in Autumn

Fruit

Red in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

cornelian cherry 'Variegata'

Family

Cornaceae


Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour

'Variegata' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves boldly margined with white. Flowers small, yellow, in clusters on bare stems in late winter, followed by glossy red fruits 1.5cm in length

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral or Acid
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free