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Dwarf Birch vs Variegated Dogwood

Betula pumila

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Variegated Dogwood

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

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.

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red-orange
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: very fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: tatarian dogwood


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