Ivory Halo Dogwood is a variety of dogwood that is well-known for its small size, and is easy to care for. Because of this, they are can be planted in the same areas as most shrubs and are also used as privacy guards. Maintenance of these plants is simple and only requires that you remember a few things.
Taking care of your plant will be a lot easier if it is properly planted. Look for medium moisture, sunny area that has rich organic content to the soil. Adding organic material is an option if you find the soil lacking. When the plants are young, consistent watering is very important. Proper watering promotes good growth of the extensive root system that will ensure good health of your plant for its natural life.
Aside from picking a proper place to plant your shrub and making sure that you water it regularly, the only issue you need to consider is pruning. There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to pruning ivory halo dogwoods. Some suggest annual pruning in the late winter or early spring to remove old stems and promote rapid new growth as springs comes into full swing. The second group believes that pruning is more or less unnecessary for the growth and health of the plant and should only be done every two to three years. Any more frequently and, they claim, the health of the plant will deteriorate and it could possible die.
If you are planting multiple plants the best thing to do would be to try out the various approaches and see how your plants respond. If you are only planting a single plant, it may be best to err on the side of caution and prune only when it is necessary to keep the plant from looking too unsightly. Remember that there are many factors that go into the health of a single plant and every locale is different. Find what works best for you and stick to it.