Amazing Leaves on Ivory Halo Red Twig Dogwood
- Beautiful Variegated Leaves
- Red Stems in Winter
- White Spring Flowers
- Blue and White Berries Attract Birds
- Year Round Interest
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.
Hand's 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 clusters of white flowers develop at the branch tips and are held in large, 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.
Easy, fast growing, colorful foliage, flowers, fruit and fall color - Ivory Halo is a winner. Order enough to complete your project today!
How to Use Ivory Halo Dogwood in the Landscape
Ivory Halo is one of those shrubs that everyone loves to include in their landscape. Use this as a low screening hedge, or as a single specimen by your front door.
The nice thing about Ivory Halo is that it stays naturally compact. These are the perfect tidy hedge plants. Try growing them naturally without any shearing to keep them in size.
Just picture a group of this colorful dogwood as a backdrop for your perennial or mixed border. Use them alongside a patio for a bit of privacy with some bright and light color all summer long.
The clean light summer color will really pop when you use them in front of dark evergreens. This is a perfect way to really put the spotlight on the beautiful red stems in winter.
This is a rounded, easy care shrub which is extremely versatile in terms of soil adaptability and sun. The stick-straight branches lend an easy symmetry to the form of the shrub.
Make those variegated leaves work to brighten up a corner of your landscape or shrub borders. No matter when you view this pretty shrub, it will knock your socks off all year long.
#ProPlantTips for Care
This dogwood loves a moist, rich, well-drained soil (like so many plants do). They also tolerate soils that can be a bit wetter.
Ivory Halo is very easy to grow and simple to maintain. Ivory Halo Dogwood has a nice fibrous root system that is not aggressive, so feel free to use this near your house or by water.
For this particular variety, it's a good idea to use mulch. This will keep the soil from splashing up onto the foliage. After all, you'll want to enjoy the show! Use mulch to keep the foliage clean and fresh looking.
Order this extremely attractive ornamental shrub today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'|
|Foliage||Variegated Green and White|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Variegated Green and White|
|Fall Color||Red, Burgundy / Purple|