The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Cornus Controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding Cake Tree)

Garden Centre > Plants > Shrubs > W

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (wedding cake tree)

Cornus Controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding Cake Tree)


From Crocus

Crocus Go to Shop

Add to wishlist

Position: full sun to part shade
Soil: deep, fertile, moisture-retentive soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing to average
Flowering period: June
Hardiness: fully hardy
Known as the wedding-cake tree, because of its distinctive, horizontal, tiered habit, this tree makes a lovely focal point for small to medium-sized gardens. It has bright green leaves with bold, creamy-white margins which turn red-purple in autumn and produces clusters of white flowers in June. Although it tolerates dappled shade, it performs best in fertile, moisture-retentive soil in full sun.Garden care: Incorporate a quantity of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure in the planting hole to improve the moisture-retentive qualities of the soil. The tree requires no regular pruning, since this would interfere with its graceful, tiered habit.

Our community of gardeners have a wealth of experience, beautiful garden and great photos, discover more on the following pages: border ideas, flowering shrubs, deciduous shrubs, evergreen shrubs, shrubs.

Related Member Photos

See photos of Cornus controversa in real gardens.

  • Prunus cerasifera (Cornus controversa Variegata)
    Cornus controvers...
  • Bed with Ophiopogon Black Beard and Brown sedge.... (Cornus controversa variegata.)
    Cornus controvers...
  • 'Cherry plum' for Annella (and Alanb!) (Cornus controversa Variegata)
    Cornus controvers...
  • Cornus controversa Variegata (Cornus controversa Variegata)
    Cornus controvers...
  • Cornus Controversa Variegata - Wedding Cake Tree (Cornus Controversa Variegata)
    Cornus Controvers...

Related Products

See all shrubs.

* Support Grows on You when you shop via the Garden Centre.

Why shop via the Grows on You Garden Centre?

Yes Buy With Confidence

Yes Find Inspiration

Yes The Perfect Product

find out more

Basket Wishlist