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CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'
Siberian Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
A selection of Tatarian dogwood, which is native from northern Russia to Korea, ‘Sibirica’ is prized for its variegated leaves, the strong 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 pale margins until autumn, when the leaves turn red or orange. Though this northern species may scorch in hot climates, it has some tolerance for drought and good resistance to diseases that mar the leaves of many dogwoods.
Plant ‘Sibirica’ 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 in favor of more 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
0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (7)
0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (5)
Late Spring, Early Summer
Russia/Siberia, China, Korea
Wet Site, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Yellow, Light Green
White, Light Green, Lime Green
White, Light Green, Sea Green
Red, Purple, Dark Green, Dark Red, Plum
Red, Purple, Dark Red, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border
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