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botanical name:
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Wedding Cake Tree
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 7.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Small slow growing tree, the horizontal habit of the branches creates a pronounced tiered effect. Leaves are green with bold silvery white margins and turn pink and then red in autumn. Creamy white flowers in May.

Grow best in well drained fertile soil, preferably neutral to acid.

When mature, has a strongly horizontal effect, Contrasts well with vertical shapes such as upright growing conifers.

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