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Golden Strawberry Dogwood*

Cornus alba 'Golden Strawberry'

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Golden Strawberry Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Golden Strawberry') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Golden Strawberry Dogwood flowers

Golden Strawberry Dogwood flowers

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Golden Strawberry Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Golden Strawberry') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Golden Strawberry Dogwood in winter

Golden Strawberry Dogwood in winter

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A colorful and extremely hardy accent shrub with light green and chartreuse-yellow summer foliage; fall color in tones of red and pink and bright red stems in winter; very versatile from a landscape perspective and quite carefree

Ornamental Features

Golden Strawberry Dogwood has attractive chartreuse-variegated light green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It has clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It produces white berries in mid summer. The red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Strawberry 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.

Golden Strawberry Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Strawberry Dogwood will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features