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Cornus alba Ivory Halo (Tatarian Dogwood)

Tatarian Dogwood Ivory Halo, Red-Barked Dogwood Ivory Halo, White Dogwood Ivory Halo, Siberian Dogwood Ivory Halo, Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'


Noted for its colorful stems and twigs in winter, Cornus alba Ivory Halo (Tatarian Dogwood) is a compact deciduous shrub with great appeal. Rapidly-growing, adaptable to wet soils or dry soils, it enjoys spectacular decorative features: attractive berries, showy red stems and a lovely variegated summer foliage. A spectacular addition in the garden for most seasons, Ivory Halo certainly adds a WOW! to a winter landscape.

Cornus alba Ivory Halo is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub with an upright oval to rounded habit. The stems are often numerous and beautifully radiate from the base of the shrub. They develop their intense and showy red coloration in fall and winter. Flat-topped clusters of tiny creamy-white flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), appear in late spring and sometimes sporadically flower in late summer or early fall. While not especially showy, they attract butterflies and pollinators and give way to clusters of white berries, sometimes tinged with blue, that are greedily devoured by birds. The foliage of elliptic to ovate, variegated cream and green leaves may turn attractive shades of purple-red in the fall.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall and wide (120-180 cm). Promptly remove root suckers if colonial spread is undesired
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. It is not fussy about soils provided they are kept evenly moist and well-drained. Tolerates many conditions, including wet soils, dry soils, poor soils. It is more vulnerable to diseases in hot summer climates (south of USDA Zone 7)
  • Generally disease free, Cornus alba may be affected by aphids, mussel scale, horse chestnut scale and glasshouse red spider mite.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for, deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Looks spectacular when massed to emphasize and accentuate the cold season red stem color. Great choice for shrub borders, as an informal hedge or screen, for foundation plantings, banks and slopes (erosion control), or planted in naturalistic plantings where it can freely spread and form thickets.
  • While pruning is not required, it should be noted that the best winter stem color appears on new growth. For the best display, cut the stems flush to the ground every 2-3 years in early spring, just as the leaf buds start to swell. This radical pruning, however, means that you will have a bare spot in the garden for a few weeks and miss the creamy-white flowers or attractive berries since they only form on second-year growth. Alternatively, if severe pruning seems to onerous, one quarter or one third of the oldest stems could be pruned in early spring of each year, to stimulate the growth of new stems.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cornus - Dogwoods
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Rocky Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cornus - Dogwoods
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Rocky Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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