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Gerald L. Klingaman
CORNUS alba 'Sibirica Variegata'
Tatarian Dogwood, Variegated Siberian Dogwood
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This more compact form of variegated Tatarian dogwood is a bushy, rounded, suckering shrub suitable for smaller gardens. A native of northern China, Siberia and Korea it 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. Its most ornamental characteristics are its variegated green and white foliage that develops a pinkish tinge in fall and red-green stems that turn dark red in winter. In the summer, flattened cymes of creamy-white flowers appear followed by small blue, berry-like fruits.
This shrub is tolerant of part shade and moist soils. Top pruning or shearing is not recommended as it will encourage dense peripheral stem growth, which can encourage fungal disease. Variegated Tatarian dogwood is a great accent plant for shaded gardens.
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
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Russia/Siberia, China, Korea
Wet Site, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Green
White, Dark Green
White, Dark Green, Pink
Red, Dark Red, Dark Green
Hedges, Mixed Border
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