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Yellow Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

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Yellow Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Yellow Twig Dogwood stems

Yellow Twig Dogwood stems

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Yellow Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Yellow Twig Dogwood in winter

Yellow Twig Dogwood in winter

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  C.stolonifera, Red-Osier, Flaviramea Dogwood

Description:

A stunning shrub for northern landscapes, very hardy; bright yellow stems show well against the winter snow, especially when used in groups; will grow quite large

Ornamental Features

Yellow Twig Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. It produces white berries in late summer. The yellow branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Yellow Twig 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Yellow Twig Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Yellow Twig Dogwood will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features


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