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Other common names
Red-barked dogwood 'Elegantissima'
Cornus alba 'Albovariegata' Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'
Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour
Cornaceae / Cornaceae
'Elegantissima' is a bushy deciduous medium-sized shrub to 3m, with deep red stems and grey-green, white-margined narrowly ovate leaves to 10cm in length. Flowers small, creamy-white, in flat heads; berries white
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Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Will grow in most soil conditions in sun or partial shade
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 7
Can get aphids, mussel scale, horse chestnut scale and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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