Cornus alternifolia ‘Golden Shadows’ Cornus

Cornus

Description: 'Golden Shadows' naturally grows with a distinctive horizontal branching habit, which gives it a strong but not overwhelming presence. Heart-shaped leaves are large and brilliantly coloured with wide, canary-yellow margins blending dramatically into solid green centres. This tree also produces clusters of lacy white blossoms in spring, followed by navy-blue berries in summer which wild birds appreciate.

Cornus Growing Tips: Thrives in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Unsuitable for shallow, chalky soils.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3.6m x 3m

Attributes

  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Interesting foliage
  • S Size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Needs well-draining site

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