Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Variegated Red Twig Dogwood

Variegated leaves, attractive berries, stunning fall color and showy red stems in winter make this wonderful shrub for all seasons! Vigorous and adaptable, forming a thicket of upright, blood red stems. White berries are often tinged blue or green. Ideal for naturalizing. Best color in full sun.

Height: 5-8 ft
Spread: 4-6 ft
Zone: 2-8
Color: White

Variegated Red Twig Dogwood Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Sun with Moist Soil
Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Moist
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Nature Attraction
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Fast
Medium
Attributes
Pond Edge
Border
Attractive Bark
Wetlands
Roadside Planting
Mass Planting
Bog
Stream Edge
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Variegated Red Twig Dogwood

Prune out 1 year old wood or coppice in spring to attain the brightest twigs for winter viewing.