Cornus alba Ivory Halo Special Item New Item

Red Twig Dogwood

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-6' (Plant 7-8' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Patent: #8722
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

An antidote to December! With Cornus, the best is yet to come. First, lacy white flower clusters appear on variegated foliage. Porcelain-blue drupes (one-seeded berries loved by birds) follow in summer. Foliage transforms to purple red in fall. For the grand finale - a winter garden wonder - intense red branches glow against glistening snow.

An excellent shrub for year-round interest. Cornus Ivory Halo prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge

Cornus General Information:

Cornus are best known for providing striking winter beauty to the garden. The bare red stems provide colorful interest and are excellent for holiday arrangements. In spring Cornus sports small, but charming white flowers and has attractive foliage all growing season long. Good shrub for colder zones (3 & 4).

Cornus Plant Care:

Pruning has options: Can be pruned back hard every year or two in spring to within a couple inches of the ground to force numerous new and hence reddest winter stems. Alternately, a less drastic approach is to prune out up to a third of the older stems in spring, removing stems the size of your thumb and larger. If flowers and berries are desired; this is the preferred method, as Redtwigs bloom on the previous season's wood and the first method of hard annual pruning will not allow flowering. Average to moist soil is preferred. Stems color best when young (hence the pruning) and in sun. Do not prune until established - usually the third year.

$16.95 $15.26 ea.
(3+) $16.50 $14.85 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: COIH