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Cornus controversa variegata

The Wedding Cake Tree

Location:

The Dell entrance.

Description:

A fully hardy, stunning large shrub or small tree up to 10m in height with naturaly occurring tiered branches. The foliage is bright green with bold, creamy-white margins, turning yellow in autumn. In early summer, it produces clusters of small white flowers, followed by blue-black fruit.

Site and Care:

Generally trouble-free, no pruning is required. It needs sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil of any type.