Cornus alba 'Strawberry Daiquiri' foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Cornus alba 'Strawberry Daiquiri'
(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A colorful and extremely hardy accent shrub with green summer foliage edged in creamy white; fall color in tones of red and bright strawberry red stems in winter; very versatile from a landscape perspective and quite carefree
Strawberry Daiquiri Dogwood has attractive green foliage edged in creamy white throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It has clusters of buttery yellow flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It produces powder blue berries in mid summer. The red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.
Strawberry Daiquiri Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Strawberry Daiquiri Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Strawberry Daiquiri Dogwood will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.