grey-brown, slightly peeling, young twigs red-green
oval to ovate, variegated, 5 - 10 cm
in small umbels, light yellow, February/March
glossy red berry-like stone-fruit, edible
park tree, gardens and green verges
Устойчивость к ветру:
Variegated cultivar of the yellow dogwood. Large shrub that grows into a multipe-stemmed, small tree with a dense, almost round crown. Slow grower. Becomes as wide as it is high. Mature stems are grey brown and flaking. The margins of the green leaf are irregularly cream-white tinted. In autumn the entire leaf turns yellow to orange red. It flowers strikingly in winter, well before the leaves appear. The plant is covered completely then by yellow flowers which appear in small, domed umbels. In the early autumn they are followed by oval, glossy red berry-like stone-fruits that contrast beautifully with the variegated leaf. They hang down from short stalks and are edible, but taste slightly acid. Useful for marmelade, juice and wine-making. Root growth is densely branched and shallow. Prefers calcareous soils.