Variegated Dogwood, also known as Silver Leaf Dogwood, is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.
The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.
Zone: 3a Height: 2.7 m (9 ft) Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft) Moisture: any Light: partial shade, full sun Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring Growth rate: fast Life span: medium Maintenance: low Suckering: medium