The Dogwood 'Ivory Halo' (Cornus alba 'Bailhalo') also known as Tatarian dogwood, is a spectacular cultivar that brings something beautiful to look at all year round. No matter what time of year you see an Ivory Halo dogwood, it's a show stopper. From the large, variegated leaves edged in white in summer, to the bright red twigs in winter - this shrub is a wonderful ornamental to add to any landscape.
Hands down, the variegated leaves of the Ivory Halo Dogwood are simply incredible. The leaf color is the reason this deciduous shrub is so popular. People crave cool-tones in the heat of summer, and this crisp, clean variety certainly delivers.
In spring and summer, the light green leaves literally twinkle as they flash in the sun. Because they are edged in refreshing, creamy white - they'll easily brighten up your landscape, while remaining fresh and cool looking.
Next, large groups of white flowers develop at the branch tips and are held in huge, flat-topped clusters. The flowers also bring butterflies to your landscape to bring texture and motion to your garden. You will see flowers on and off all throughout the growing season.
In the fall, showy, cool white berries develop. These berries are are highly ornamental and jazz up the late season look of your landscape. In terms of taste, you and I wouldn't be interested in eating them, but your local songbirds will appreciate them as a excellent food source. The cool toned berries are as pretty as the flowers!
In the fall, the pretty leaves you've loved all season turn a brilliant reddish purplish. Ivory Halo Dogwood delivers wonderful color to your fall landscape.
But it's in winter the shrub truly shines. Ivory Halo Dogwood develops intensely red stems during winter. These brilliant red winter stems are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop.
Everyone loves to cut the red stems to use for fall and winter decoration in pots and urns at your front entrance or patio mixed with some Holly or evergreen branches. The red stems are highly ornamental, especially against the snow in the colder areas.
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