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Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

  • Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub
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Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'
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The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub will add color to your garden during every season. This plant, known botanically as Cornus alba 'Bailhalo,' blooms in spring with clusters of dainty white flowers. Throughout the growing season, the leaves of this plant will also impress with their mixed color pattern of light green and creamy white. Once those deciduous leaves fall, the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub will show off its brilliant red stems that stand out in sharp contrast from the rest of the winter landscape. 

  • The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub has captivating two-toned leaves. 
  • The stems of this shrub are bright red, which adds intrigue during winter. 
  • This shrub is relatively small with a neat, rounded form.

Plant Care

Sunlight

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The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub can grow in either full sunlight or partial shade.

Watering

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Water this plant about once every one to two weeks or whenever the first two inches of soil have dried out.

Fertilizing

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Overall, fertilization needs are low, but you can feed this plant once per year in spring with a balanced fertilizer.

Planting and Care

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on November 17, 2022

Planting instructions

The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub can survive in partial shade and full sunlight but tends to perform better with six hours of daily light or more. This plant should also grow in soils that are moist but with decent drainage and plenty of organic nutrients. Plant this shrub in a hole that is as deep as the root ball is tall and at least twice as wide. This plant is also small enough to grow in a container, but you’ll need to transplant it as it expands over the years.

Watering and nutrients

After you plant the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub, you should water it about once every three days to keep the soil consistently moist while the plant establishes itself in its new growing location. Following the first few months of healthy growth, you can reduce your watering schedule to about once per week or once every two weeks. Generally, this plant does not need much fertilizer, but you can feed it annually in spring with a general-purpose fertilizer.

Pollination

The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub blooms during spring with some lovely flower clusters that include both male and female structures. Those flowers will attract many flying pollinator insects to conduct the pollen transfer. Usually, the presence of both male and female flowers on a single plant indicates that the plant can conduct self-pollination. Despite that, dogwoods are often self-incompatible, which means you’ll need two shrubs if you want to conduct successful pollination. However, pollination is rarely a goal of gardeners who grow dogwoods since the main value of these plants is their ornamental appeal.

Pruning

The best time to prune an Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub is during the late winter or early spring. Perform light pruning to remove any part of the plant that is dead, damaged or diseased. Since this plant typically grows with a multi-stemmed habit, you can also remove entire stems while pruning. Often, removing stems will promote the plant to create new stems, which will have a richer red color. This plant won’t need any shaping either since its growth habit is naturally round and compact.

Pests, diseases and animals

The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub can experience some disease issues throughout its life, with blight and canker being some of the most common ones. This plant may also experience insect infestations as well. When an infestation occurs, it is likely the result of scale insects, borders, or miners. However, while the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub can experience both infections and infestations, it will not experience any issues related to deer browsing. Also, ensuring proper growing conditions and care can greatly reduce the odds of pest infestations and diseases, generally.

Achieving maximum results

When you plant an Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub in favorable conditions, it will likely expand to form thickets. This growth pattern makes the Ivory Halo Dogwood an excellent plant option if you have an area that you’d like to fill with large plant masses. You should also know that the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub is an excellent plant to use for erosion control. Planting a few of these shrubs on an unstable slope should help keep the soil in place.

FAQs

How does the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub get its name?

The first part of the common name of the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub is a reference to this plant's foliage. Each leaf is mainly light green with a halo-like pattern of creamy ivory that traces the margin. The other part of the common name for this plant indicates that it is a member of the Cornus genus, which is home to all dogwoods, and that this plant grows as a bush rather than as a tree.

Where does the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub grow?

The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub has decent cold hardiness that allows it to grow throughout hardiness zones three through seven. This range encompasses most of the contiguous United States, excluding hotter areas such as the deep south and west coast. Generally, the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub will have no issue adapting to a growing location that remains above -30 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

What is the parent species of the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub?

The Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub is a cultivated plant that goes by the scientific name Cornus alba 'Bailhalo.' The parent species of this plant is known simply as Cornus alba or by the common name “Tatarian Dogwood.” The Tatarian Dogwood comes from Asia and is larger than the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub. The Tatarian Dogwood also has leaves that are entirely green rather than having variegation, like the Ivory Halo Dogwood Shrub.

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Mature height
4-6 ft.
Mature width
4-6 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Full-Partial
Growth rate
Moderate
Botanical name
Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'
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AZ,FL
Grows Well In Zones
3-7
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Growing Zones: 3-7 i Growing zones help determine if a particular plant is likely to grow well in a location. It identifies the average annual minimum winter temperatures across the U.S. provided as a map by the USDA.
(hardy down to -10°F)

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