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Variegated Dogwood vs Black Elderberry

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

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Variegated Dogwood
Black Elderberry

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.

Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you'd use a lilac.

Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and uncooked berries of the Black Elderberry are poisonous to humans when eaten in quantity. You should cook the berries to make them safe for human consumption.

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Berries: black
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans

Other Names: tatarian dogwood
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


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