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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
description:
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.

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

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

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