Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls'
(Tatarian Dogwood) A versatile dogwood grown for its compact habit, profuse flowering / fruiting and bright-red stems in winter.
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A versatile dogwood grown for its compact habit, profuse flowering / fruiting and bright-red stems in winter. Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls' has good crimson autumn colours and the corymbs of white flowers produced in late spring and early summer are followed by glistening-white berries.
An excellent border plant, this can also be used for informal hedging and the bright stems can be striking when used in floral arrangements.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade (best winter stem colour in a sunny position)
- Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Flowering Period: May - June.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls' grows to be a large branching shrub if left unpruned.
- Height: 1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft) if pruned yearly or 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if unpruned.
- Spread: 1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft) if pruned yearly or 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if unpruned.
- Pruning: In our opinion, Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls' is most attractive if pruned hard to about 30 - 40 cm above the ground early each spring. This will prevent it getting to large and rejuvenate the plant so the bright coloured stems appear each year.
- Notes: Particularly splendid when planted in large groups as part of a winter border.
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, Good for Wildlife (Birds), Autumn Colour, Fruit - Ornamental
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