Botanical Name: Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'
Common Name: Ivory Halo Dogwood  
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green, Light Green, White, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Summer, Fall


Full, Half, Shade





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

Ivory Halo is a smaller version of variegated dogwood, growing about 5 to 6 feet tall and wide, wide a compact rounded habit. Leaves are light green and white, and red in the fall. Bark is red and provides wonderful winter interest, especially when planted infront of evergreens or solid fences. It produces white flowers in late spring, which are followed by blue-white berries. Use in the shrub or foundation border, and combines effectively cotoneaster, hydrangea, spirea, viburnum, and wiegala.
Grow in loamy, well drained soils in partial to full shade. Though it can grow in full sun, the leaves can get scorched and it will need more water. If you use it at the foundation, place it on the east or north side. Does not require pruning to keep its shape, though pruning back hard late winter to early spring will encourage new wood, which is more brightly colored, and keep the size more compact (see Guides for pruning tips). Variegated foliage is susceptible to damage from hot sun.