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Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls'

Tatarian Dogwood

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Cornus alba ‘Siberian Pearls’ (syn. ​Swida alba ​'Siberian Pearls') – ​7 available. 'Siberian Pearls' is a most handsome red-twigged Tatarian Dogwood. This mounding shrub develops burgundy-bronze foliage in autumn from its summer glossy green leaves. When the foliage drops the stout deep red stems glower through the shorter days to the following spring when leaves sprout. In May/June profuse flat-topped white cymes approximately 2” in diameter decorate the shrub. Pearly fruits follow that birds adore. Our plants are stripped before the fruit has the opportunity to mature dark blue. For effect plant a group facing down evergreens – green, gold or blue-foliaged. ‘Siberian Pearls’ grows at a moderate rate for us having achieved 4.5’ tall by 5’ wide in 8 years. Gorgeous in a winter planting scheme. Cutting grown.

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8 ft


5-10 ft


Item Description Price  
CORNALSP Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth
  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Shrub Border
  • Massing
  • Natural Garden
  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Korea
  • Manchuria
  • Siberia

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. Many have beautiful winter wood, beautiful flowers and berries for wildlife. Most have terrific fall foliage color. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting 4 seasons of interest. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rainfalls. Many if not all are a presently a botanical Latin taxonomic tangle. In fact, taxonomists have been very busy renaming both trees and shrubs to the point that they have managed to do to Dogwoods what they foisted upon Asters. For the nursery owner the outcome is nothing but a monstrous tangle of confusion for nurseries and customers alike. And as much as I rail against common names I now use the word "aster" as I utilize "dogwood" for the sake and ease of lubricated communication. Ours are being offered under monikers that are currently embraced by most folks in the industry but followed parenthetically with the swanky new names foisted upon us all by the taxonomists... those elusive, ghostly beings who secretly impose as do the FISA court judges in the U.S. (Uh oh, they've begun an FBI folder on me!!!) We take many of our cues from the esteemed Michael Dirr... not regarding FISA courts or the FBI. You know what I mean. All of our offerings are cutting grown.