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Bebbs Willow vs Variegated Dogwood

Salix bebbiana

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Variegated Dogwood

This large shrub is native to all of Canada and most of the United States. Its leaves are green on the top and grey on the bottom, and it produces catkin based flowers and non-edible fruit which appears very similar to a group of pine needles.

Bebb's Willow is foraged for by many species including elk, hares, beavers and various birds. It is commonly used to prevent erosion and protect aquatic environments due to its preference for shady, moist environments.

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.

BEBBS WILLOW QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
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
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium





Other Names: beak willow, diamond willow, livid willow, long-beaked willow, smooth bebb willow, smooth gray willow
Other Names: tatarian dogwood


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes