Cricket Hill Garden
Cornus, 'Variegata' cornelian cherry
Cornus mas 'Variegata'
This slow growing selection of cornelian cherry makes a spectacular addition to the landscape. Leaves are uniformly variegated with a white margin and gray green center. Best sited in partial shade to avoid burning to the foliage. Bears rather small crop of red fruit in late summer.
Size at maturity: 8-10' tall and and 6' wide.
Site Selection: Part shade. Adaptable to a range or soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Prefers a pH of around 6.5.
Cultivation: Self-fertile trees require little attention once established. Cornus mas can be trained as a small standard tree or as a multi-stemmed shrub. For a mature tree it is only necessary to prune out dead, broken or crossed branches.
Zone hardiness, Pests, Diseases: Hardy to USDA zone 5-7. Pest and disease free. Birds and critters will compete with humans for the harvest.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2' tall.
When we ship: FALL 2023 / SPRING 2024