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Cornus alba 'Siberian Pearls'

Tatarian Dogwood

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Cornus alba ‘Siberian Pearls’ – '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



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. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting four seasons of interest. Many exhibit richly-colored winter wood, attractive flowers and pretty berries in blue or white. Most offer terrific fall foliage color. The cultivars that offer gorgeous winter bark are especially well-used as background to lower growing evergeens or as foreground shrubs set before conifers, their stem colors glowing in winter against a backdrop of green, black-green, yellow or blue. All that produce flowers and fruit are very fine choices for the wildlife enthusiast. The trees provide nesting spots. When shrubs are grouped together these also provide nesting opportunities for some species of sparrows and even catbirds among others. The trees and shrubs provide nectar for bees and many other pollinators when in flower. Birds relish the late season fruits. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rain events. All of our offerings are cutting grown.