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Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

Wedding Cake Tree

Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
AGM
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' or the Wedding Cake Tree, as it is commonly known, is a very decorative tree that grows to about 8 metres tall, so can be included in any medium- sized garden. Leaves are green with creamy-white margins that give the tree an airy appearance. Flowers resemble those of the Elderflower, with clusters of upright creamy- white umbels.

Plant as a specimen, or focal point to really appreciate Cornus controversa 'Variegata's' beauty.


Scientific family Cornaceae Special type
Type Tree Origin
Lifecycle Deciduous
Garden style Cottage/informal Town/courtyard Position Focal/architectural
Awards AGM Features
Wildlife pH Acid Neutral
Fragrance Aspect North South East West
Exposure Exposed Sheltered Growth rate
Growth Habit Maintenance Little or no maintenance
Health caution Additional use
Time to maturity 20-50 years Spacing cm
Planting depth cm


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at Frogmore House Gardens open day 2011
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' at Savill Garden
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' at Savill Garden
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' at Savill Garden
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' at Savill Garden
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Soil Loam Sand Chalk
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US hardiness zone
Max mature height 800cm
Mature spread 400-800cm