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Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'/Red-twig dogwood, Cream-edge Tartarian Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' / Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Close-up of green and white variegated foliage
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Close-up of green and white variegated foliage

Typical shrub mass growing in Michigan

Green leaves with wide white margins

Dense shrub at a residential site

Close up of red stems

Winter scene of a shrub mass

Beautiful red stems in snow

Late summer foliage in Alaska

In Skagway, Alaska

Close view of leaf with red petiole and plant stems

Nice specimen plant

Foliage in late summer

Red petioles and stems of plant

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Scientific Name: Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Common Name: Red-twig dogwood, Cream-edge Tartarian Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This shrub provides interesting features throughout the year -- beautiful burgundy-red stems in winter, white flowers among the foliage in spring, green and white variegated foliage during the summer, handsome rosy-red, apricot, or gold foliage color in the fall, and white berries with a hint of blue in late fall and winter. Remove one third of the oldest canes each year to encourage new growth and continuing vigor of the plant.