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Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Crimzam'

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Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Crimzam') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood foliage

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Crimzam') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood bark

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A colorful and extremely hardy accent shrub with green and white variegated foliage, some red color in fall and yellow-green stems in winter, quite compact habit; very versatile from a landscape perspective and quite carefree

Ornamental Features

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood has attractive white-variegated light green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It produces white berries in mid summer. The chartreuse branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Creme de Mint Tatarian Dogwood will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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