Ivory Halo® Variegated Redtwig Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'
A cultivar that is noted for its compact size, large variegated, white-edged leaves and bright red twigs in winter. It is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 4-6' tall on erect, usually unbranched, stems. It will grow in any soil type with adequate moisture and full sun to part shade. The bright red winter stems which are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop. The medium-dark green leaves, are up to 4.5" long, and are edged with white. The tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in 2.5" diameter flat-topped clusters in late spring. It may have sparse, intermittent additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer. Flowers give way to clusters of blue-white drupes in summer. Fruit is quite attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. The fall color is variable, but foliage may turn attractive shades of purple-red.
Mature Height : 4-6 Feet
Mature Width : 4-6 Feet
Exposure : Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zones : 3-8