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CORNUS alba 'Hessei'
Hessei Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
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Tatarian dogwood is broad, bushy shrub with upright to arching branches. This native of northern China, Siberia and Korea is very hardy in the northern part of its range but may suffer from leaf scorch in its southernmost range if planted in full sun. A slower-growing, dwarf form,'Hessei's most ornamental characteristic is its bright yellow stems that stand out in the winter landscape. In the summer, flattened cymes of creamy white flowers appear followed by small, white to bluish berry-like fruits. Top pruning or shearing is not recommended as it will encourage dense peripheral stem growth, which can encourage fungal disease. This shrub is tolerant of part shade and moist soils. It tends to sucker, forming dense colonies, and may be used to stabilizing banks and inclines or as an informal hedge.
8 - 1
3 - 8
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'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Russia/Siberia, China, Korea
Wet Site, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Hedges, Mixed Border
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