Oct 12, These shrubs can be cut back very short (6 to 12 inches) in late winter or very early spring. This will encourage the growth of new shoots each year and help control the overall size. However, it will leave ugly stubs until the new growth appears over the spring and summer and the leaves hide them. IVORY HALO is a tatarian dogwood cultivar that is noted for its compact size, variegated (white-edged) leaves and bright red twigs in winter.
It is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of ′ tall on erect, usually unbranched stems.
The outstanding ornamental features of this cultivar are. This dogwood works well with the darker greens and finer textures of evergreens. Prune late winter to early spring - Encourage bright red stems, annually prune a third of oldest stems to six inches, leaving strong young whips. Pruning will greatly improve this plant's overall shape and form through-out the years. Winter pruning to remove old stems and a light summer trim will keep it looking fresh.
How to Bloom Time: June. Mature Ivory Halo Dogwoodcan reach up to six feet tall and wide. When installing this shrub, make sure to plant it in an area that is fit for its size. Ivory halo dogwood shrub pruning can be done in summer or over winter. Summer pruning should be dedicated to removing stragglers.
Heavy pruning should be done in the winter when the foliage isn’t present.