To start out, the leaves emerge brilliant white. Then over the course of weeks these gradually transform to an attractive green and cream color. Attract lots of attention as it brings brightness to your shade garden. Lavender flowers.
A great dogwood for wildlife. The very showy white flowers in May turn into an array of white, purple and blue fruit in June/July. They are a favorite to birds. The bark is also attractive with its maroon color. You can use this shrub in difficult planting sites near rivers or wet areas.