Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Variegated leaves, attractive berries, stunning fall color and showy red stems in winter make this a wonderful shrub for all seasons! Vigorous and adaptable, naturally forms a thicket of upright, blood red stems. White berries are often tinged blue or green. Ideal for naturalizing. Best color in full sun. Deciduous. Sold in one gallon container.
Light Needs: Partial to full sun
Watering Needs: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Plant type: Shrub
Sunset climate zones: 1 - 9, 14 - 24
Growth rate: Moderate
Average landscape size: Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Special features: Attractive Bark, Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round Interest
Foliage color: Variegated
Blooms: Late Spring to Summer
Flower color: White
Flower attributes: Fragrant
Landscape Uses: Border, Cutting Garden, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden, Very Wet Areas, Wildlife Garden, Woodland Garden