Siberian Pearls Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls'
Siberian Pearls Dogwood in fall
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2b
One of the finest shrub dogwoods with so much going for it; showy white berries that turn to blue in fall, excellent fall color and stunning red stems which stand out against the winter snow; can grow quite large for general garden use
Siberian Pearls Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It produces white berries in mid summer. The red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.
Siberian Pearls Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Siberian Pearls Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Siberian Pearls Dogwood will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.