C. alternifolia ‘Argentea’ or Vib.plic. ‘Marseii’?

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Gohery asked 12 years ago
I’m putting in new beds at the moment. Our site is very windy, even on a summer’s day. I am looking for a small feature shrub/tree (with as much year-long interest as possible) for the edge of a bed close to the patio and house. I’m debating between Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ and Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’. Which has more to offer?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
They are both reasonably wind-resistant and the viburnum is more showy during its flowering period but the cornus is the more elegant all year round.