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CORNUS alba 'Cream Cracker' PP12830
Cream Cracker™ Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
A selection of Tatarian dogwood, which is native from northern Russia to Korea, ‘Cream Cracker’ is prized for its variegated leaves, the strong purple-red color of its stems and branches in winter, and its year-round toughness. It is a multi-stemmed, spreading deciduous shrub with clusters of small white flowers in spring followed by clusters of small white fruits, often tinged blue. It has gray-green tapered leaves with yellow margins when young fading to white margins by summer. The leaves turn red or orange in autumn. Though this northern species may scorch in hot climates, it has some tolerance for drought.
Plant ‘Bailhalo’ in full sun to partial sun and well-drained soil. It is most effective as an informal hedge, massed in a large group, or as a showy accent plant in the border. It spreads by underground roots so it is also useful for stabilizing banks and slopes. Some gardeners prune this shrub to the ground in winter, foregoing bloom to prompt the growth of new stems in spring because their color is the brightest red.
8 - 1
2 - 7
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6'-7' / 1.8m - 2.1m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Russia/Siberia, China, Korea
Wet Site, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Blue
Yellow, Gray Green
White, Gray Green, Ivory
Red, Purple, Dark Red, Plum
Feature Plant, Hedges, Mixed Border
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