Deciduous shrubs and more rarely small trees with four-petaled flowers in early spring, followed by often edible fruits in autumn, Their leaves are opposite and often take on spectacular hues in autumn.
Latin name: Cornus controversa "Variegata"
They grow in fertile, neutral or slightly acid, drained soils, in full sun or partial shade.
Use tree as specimens or plant in rows and shrubs in groups and hedges.
Typical species are propagated by seeds that germinate after a long cold-moist stratification period of several months.
Propagate cultivars by grafting and hardwood cuttings in winter.
Small tree with green leaves, irregularly edged with white, and white flowers borne in mid and late spring.