Cornus ‘Elegantissima’ , 2 Litre Pot


Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ – 2 Litre Pot

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Deciduous Shrub
  • Form: 2 Litre Pot
  • Common Name: Red Twig Dogwood
  • Foliage: Variegated green and white
  • Mature Height: 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
  • Mature Spread: 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 3-7


Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima,’ commonly known as Red Twig Dogwood, is a deciduous shrub valued for its striking variegated foliage and vibrant red stems. In the spring, it produces clusters of small white flowers, followed by white berries in late summer. The real highlight, however, is the bright red stems that provide a pop of color in the winter landscape.

Key Features:

  • Foliage: The leaves are variegated with green and white, adding visual interest throughout the growing season.
  • Winter Interest: The bright red stems create a stunning display during the winter months, especially against a snowy backdrop.
  • Mature Size: This shrub typically reaches a mature height and spread of 6-8 feet, forming an upright, rounded shape.
  • Soil and Aspect: ‘Elegantissima’ prefers moist, well-drained soil and can thrive in full sun to partial shade.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in USDA zones 3-7, making it suitable for a variety of climates.

Planting Tips:

  1. Plant in well-drained soil and ensure regular watering, especially during dry spells.
  2. Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
  3. Use as a specimen plant, in groups, or as part of a mixed border for maximum impact.
  4. Consider planting in locations where the winter stems can be prominently featured.


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