Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Tatarian Dogwood

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Cornus alba Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Dogwood
  • Related Cultivars:

    Cornus alba 'Argenteo-Marginata'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 6-10'
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Requires a site with adequate moisture. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    White flowers and fruit in June and July respectively, and red stems in winter. The species is rarely available but the cultivar ƀArgenteo-marginataƀ is very popular.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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