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Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding cake tree)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus
Subgenus: Mesomora
Species: C. controversa
Synonym: Swida controversa
Variety name: Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Common name: Wedding cake tree, Variegated Giant Dogwood, Variegated table dogwood

Cornus controversa 'Variegata', is a deciduous species of flowering tree in the genus Cornus of the dogwood family. It is typically 8 m tall with multiple, spreading, tiered branches.
This variety has narrowly ovate leaves with bold, creamy, white margins, which turn yellow in autumn, and grows to a lesser size than its parent (C. controversa).
In early summer, tiny, single white flowers are borne in large, flat panicles up to 18 cm across, these followed by globose black fruit that is eaten by birds..
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Three Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
 

The leaves with creamy, white margins.

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