If you are looking for a unique and hearty dogwood then this may be the tree for you.
The 'Celestial Shadow' Dogwood is a very unique specimen of dogwood that stems from the Rutgers line of hybrid disease resistant dogwoods. One extraordinary feature is the green and canary yellow variegated leaves. These leaves retain their variegation through the year and also result in a kaleidoscopic fall display of purples, reds, oranges, yellows, and greens. With abundant white flowers, this dogwood is sure to be a stand out feature in your garden all year long.
|Bloom Period:||Early summer|
|Fall Color:||light red mixed with deep red, purple, orange and green|
|Foliage Color:||Variegated green and yellow|
|Genus & Species:||Cornus x 'Celestial Shadow'|
|Mature Height:||18-20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun, partial shade, partial sun|
|Zone:||5 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Dogwoods - Cornus
With dogwoods care should be taken in selecting an appropriate planting site. The dogwood evolved in the border regions of forests, and as a result prefers soil that drains well, but holds moisture. Standing water or very wet soil will not allow enough oxygen to the roots, and can suffocate the plant. Amending your soil with compost in advance of planting and maintaining a 3-4 ft. ring of organic mulch through each season will greatly benefit your dogwood.
Dogwoods are adaptable to full sun, but a tree in full sun will be under more stress than one planted in partial sun, partial shade, or dappled light. If a tree is in full sun, special care should be taken to provide good soil conditions, remove competitive grass , and mulch in a 3-4 foot ring. Additional watering may be required for a dogwood in full sun and water should be applied slowly and deeply to the area surrounding the tree.