Dogwood - Ivory Halo
Red Twigs and White Edges
The Dogwood 'Ivory Halo', Cornus alba 'Bailhalo', also known as Tatarian dogwood, is a cultivar that is noted for its compact size, large variegated,white-edged leaves and bright red twigs in winter.
It is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 4-6' tall on erect, usually unbranched, stems. It will grow in any soil type with adequate moisture and full sun to part shade.
The bright red winter stems which are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop.The the medium-dark green leaves, are up to 4.5" long, and are edged with white.
The tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in 2.5" diameter flat-topped clusters in late spring. It may have sparse, intermittent additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer.
Flowers give way to clusters of blue-white drupes in summer. Fruit is quite attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers.
The fall color is variable, but foliage may turn attractive shades of purple-red.
*Large White Edges Leaves
*Red Stems in Winter
*White Berries Which Attract Birds
|Family||Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'|
|Foliage||Variegated Green and White|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Form||Compact, Round|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|