Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’

Scientific name: Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’


Common names: “Variegated table dogwood” “wedding cake tree”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree


Zone: 5-8

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Acidic – neutral

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: 12-24′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Tiered branches bearing narrowly ovate leaves with broad cream margines, turning yellow in autumn

Flower: Small, cream flowers in flat clusters, followed by black berriesImage result for cornus controversa variegata

Pruning: None required, cut out DDD’s, can thin out branches with weak unions to accentuate the tiered look, avoid heading back cuts

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Focal point, specimen tree, architectural

Propagate: By grafting

Pests & Disease: Generally p+d free, can get chestnut scale

Comments: ~AGM winner

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