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Red Elderberry vs Variegated Dogwood

Sambucus racemosa

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Red Elderberry
Variegated Dogwood

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

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.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: tatarian dogwood


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes