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Variegated Dogwood vs Arnold Hawthorn

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

Crataegus arnoldiana

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Variegated Dogwood
Arnold Hawthorn

Variegated 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, 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, giving this shrub a distinctive look.

Arnold Hawthorn is a low-branched tree favored by wildlife and landscapers. This tree's beautiful white flowers and bright red berries make it an attractive ornamental in anyone's yard. Arnold Hawthorn is also used in windbreaks and riparian planting.

Despite its thorns, Arnold Hawthorn is a popular choice of food and shelter for deer and birds. Humans can also eat these berries fresh or preserved, but Arnold Hawthorn will not have high yields until it matures at 5-8 years.

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

ARNOLD HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: red pomes about 1 cm in diameter
Flowers: white
Bark: gray to brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: tatarian dogwood


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Ships To Canada: yes
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