SHOWY VARIEGATED GREEN AND WHITE LEAVES WITH BRIGHT RED WINTER STEMS
- In spring, white flat-topped flowers emerge and sporadically appear throughout summer
- The foliage is a beautiful light green with white edges
- By fall, the foliage transitions to a purple-red color with white edges
- Blue and white berry clusters form in fall
- After the leaves fall, bright red stems are exposed and on display in the winter
- Butterflies love the flowers and birds love the berries
- Extremely ornamental shrub with year-round interest
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- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 5-6' tall
- Mature Width: 5-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 2-4' apart
Why plant Ivory Halo Dogwood?
Four-season sensation! Ivory Halo Dogwood is an awesome shrub that will bring joy to your landscape all year-round. During the growing season, it clothes its slender stems in lovely variegated leaves that flutter in the breeze. Each bright green leaf is bordered with a wide margin of creamy white. After the leaves fall in autumn, the rich red stems step into the limelight. Cold weather makes the branches glow like lava. Imagine how pretty they’ll be in the snow! Ivory Halo suits both formal and informal styles. Try it as a single pop of color, or mass it for a more dramatic effect.
Ivory Halo is a type of Tatarian Dogwood, native to eastern and central Asia. Unlike our own Flowering Dogwood Tree, which you may be more familiar with, Tatarian Dogwood grows as a shrubby plant and spreads by suckers. It is one of a few species known as “Red-Twig” Dogwoods. Ivory Halo is a selection that was discovered in Minnesota (so you know it’s hardy!). It appeared as a chance mutation in a crop of an older variegated variety at Bailey Nurseries in St. Paul. It stood out for its more compact branching habit and its superior red winter color.
How to use Ivory Halo Dogwood in the landscape?
No slouch in fall, either! Ivory Halo Dogwood foliage often colors up handsomely in autumn, giving you one more reason to love this dynamic Accent. When the weather gets brisk, the leaves respond by taking on sultry purple and rose tones—while the bright border remains cream or turns the palest pink.
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How To Plant Ivory Halo Dogwood
Ivory Halo Dogwood is happiest in the northern half of the country. Bitterly cold winters do not faze it, but hot, muggy summers make it sulk. Choose a site in full sun or part shade. The soil should be rich and well supplied with organic matter.
How To Water
You should be watering your Ivory Halo Dogwood regularly, check the soil. If the soil is dry two inches down from the surface then give the plant a good drink. Make sure you are keeping a close eye and giving them extra water in warmer weather. Ivory Halo does tolerate some dryness once established and it also endures temporary flooding, making it an appropriate choice for a rain garden.
How To Fertilize
The Ivory Halo Dogwood does not need added fertilizer. Although if you want to give your plant that springtime boost, we recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food.
How To Prune
Don’t be afraid to prune this plant severely, as the youngest twigs have the most colorful growth. You can even cut it nearly to the ground in spring every few years if you like. Prune this Dogwood in the late winter to early spring. Remove any older blooms to make way for the newer and healthier blooms coming your way.
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