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Cornus mas 'Variegata'


This Cornelian cherry, Cornus mas 'Variegata', has tiny, yellow, early spring flowers followed by gorgeous variegated foliage.

A unique variegated form of the Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) with white to yellow margins and an extremely tough constitution. Young trees can't decide if they're shrubs or trees, so it's best to prune to create an appealing tree-like branching structure. Clusters of tiny, yellow flowers in early spring.

Common Name: Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Family: Cornaceae (The Dogwood Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-7

Light: Full Sun

Height: 15-25'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: No

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodlands, especially in calcareous soils


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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