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Amazing Leaves on Ivory Halo Red Twig Dogwood

The Dogwood 'Ivory Halo' (Cornus alba 'Bailhalo') also known as Tatarian dogwood, is a spectacular cultivar that is noted for its compact size, and large variegated foliage with white-edged leaves. Like other Red Twigged Dogwood, you'll really appreciate the bright red twigs in winter. What a beauty!

Ivory Halo Dogwood has some of the most beautiful leaves of any landscape plant you can buy for your yard. The fantastic leaf color is the reason this deciduous shrub is so popular. 

Light green leaves have creamy white edges and the variegation is crisp and clean. In spring and summer, variegated, 4 inch long leaves literally twinkle as they flash in the sun. This serves to really brighten up your landscape.

In the fall, as a bonus... the leaves turn reddish and purplish and add lots of color to your fall landscape.

In the spring after the plants have begun to grow, clusters of white flowers will develop at the branch tips and are held in large, flat-topped clusters and really punch up the texture. The bees and butterflies will love you for adding this shrub to your landscape. 

You will see sporadic flowering throughout the growing season. Following the flowers, small white berries that turn bluish and green as they ripen. The birds will love you for supplying them with an excellent food source. The fruit is as showy as the flowers. In the fall, clusters of blue-white fruit bring local songbirds to your yard. These berries have a ton of ornamental interest.

Ivory Halo Dogwood has the most fantastic red stems during winter, the dormant season, and they begin that show as soon as the leaves fall of in autumn. In winter, you'll love the brilliant red winter stems which 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.

  • Beautiful Variegated Leaves
  • Red Stems in Winter
  • White Spring Flowers
  • Blue and White Berries Attract Birds
  • Year Round Interest

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. They make fantastic hedge plants grown 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), but they will tolerate most any soils even those that can be a bit wetter. Ivory Halo is super easy to grow and simple to maintain. Ivory Halo Dogwood has a nice fibrous root system that is not aggressive.

It is a great idea to keep the soil mulched beneath to keep the soil from splashing up onto the foliage keeping the foliage clean and fresh looking.

To keep your Ivory Halo Dogwood plants fresh looking and to encourage bright red stems annually prune the thickest, oldest stems right out to the ground. Removing the thickest stems will allow the young most colorful stems to remain in place.

Pruning helps your plant by leaving the strong young whips to delight you with their red presentation in winter. This method of pruning allows the plants to keep their natural form.

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Ivory Halo Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
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
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White