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Scientific Name: Cornus alba
Pronunciation: KORE-nus AL-buh
Common Name: Siberian dogwood, white dogwood, variegated dogwood
Family Name: Cornaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Shrub to 3 m tall; leaves opposite, acuminate tip, ovate; flowers tiny, white, flat corymb-like cymes, late spring; fruit ellipsoid, white/bluish tinge. Winter ID: stems turn bright red (very similar to C. sericea).
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central / west Asia, S.E. Asia / Japan / China (Russia, N. China, Korea)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Summer interest, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include C. 'Elegantissima' (variegated), C. 'Regnzam' (extremely compact and dense), and C. 'Bud's Yellow'.
Siberian dogwood, white dogwood, variegated dogwood
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate, Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: White
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark Morphology: Showy, Smooth, Prominent lenticels, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Red
Leaf Bud Type: Narrowly conical, Valvate

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings, Hardwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Anthracnose, Galls, Leaf miner insect, Nematodes, Root rot, Scale insects, Stem borer insects, Thrips, Mites
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South
(NRY) NuRserY
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