Red Barked Dogwood, Red Twig Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)
Cultivar: Elegantissima
Additional cultivar information:(aka Argenteo-marginata)
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Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Peyton, Colorado

Chicago, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Olathe, Kansas

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Blackstone, Massachusetts

Stephenson, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Columbia Falls, Montana

Eatontown, New Jersey

Clarksville, Tennessee

Sandy, Utah

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 8, 2003, langbr from Olathe, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as Red Twig Dogwood. Grown for it's red bark in winter. New stems have the best red color and it is recommended that oldest stems be pruned each year to promote new stem growth. Stems branch little except at tips. Native of Sibera, Manchuria and Northern Korea.
(Info provided from UConnn Plant dbase).