Cornus alba, sericea, florida  – Dogwood

Cornus - Dogwood

Cornus is a genus of deciduous woody plants commonly known as dogwoods. These plants exhibit diverse characteristics and are distributed across various species and cultivars. The genus includes both trees and shrubs, with many species featuring opposite leaves and distinctive branching patterns.

When selecting companion plants for Dogwood, it is practical to consider species that share similar environmental preferences and growth habits. Ground covers like Vinca minor or low-growing grasses such as Festuca glauca can complement the shrubby forms of certain dogwood species. Additionally, incorporating perennials like Astilbe or Heuchera can provide contrasting foliage textures and add visual interest. Choosing plants with comparable soil requirements and sunlight preferences contributes to a well-integrated and cohesive landscape design.

Ivory Halo (Cornus alba ‘Ivory Halo’) is a cultivar of dogwood known for its distinctive variegated foliage. The leaves are adorned with white edges, creating a visually striking contrast. This variety is valued for its ornamental appeal and is often used to introduce a dynamic element to the landscape.

Neon Burst (Cornus sericea ‘Neon Burst’) stands out among dogwood varieties due to its vibrant yellow stems. The bold and vivid color of the stems adds a lively and eye-catching dimension to the shrub. Neon Burst is chosen for its unique visual impact, particularly during the winter months when the stems are most prominent.

Radiant Rose (Cornus florida ‘Radiant Rose’) is a cultivar of the flowering dogwood, recognized for its pink bracts that surround inconspicuous flowers. This variety contributes a soft and elegant touch to gardens when in bloom. Radiant Rose is favored for its flowering display, making it a sought-after choice for ornamental landscaping.

Summer Gold (Cornus sericea ‘Summer Gold’) is distinguished by its golden-yellow foliage during the growing season. The vibrant hue of the leaves adds a warm and cheerful element to the landscape. Summer Gold is appreciated for its color contribution and can be utilized to introduce brightness to various garden settings.

Isanti (Cornus sericea ‘Isanti’) is another notable variety, featuring deep red stems that provide a rich and bold visual appeal. This cultivar is valued for its winter interest, as the striking color of the stems becomes particularly prominent when the leaves have fallen. Isanti is selected for its vibrant and enduring contribution to the landscape, especially during the colder months.

Height: 4′ – 6′

Width: 4′ – 6′

Watering and soil: Moist, well drained.

Exposure: Full sun.

Varieties: Ivory Halo, Neon Burst, Radiant Rose, Summer Gold

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