Yellow Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea') in the Dogwoods Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7a
Plant Height: 7 to 9 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 31, 2017 4:50 PM

This nice mutation of the Redosier Dogwood is planted occasionally in yards and landscapes in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast of the US. This cultivar is sold by a good number of nurseries. It was first discovered at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA, a good number of years ago. Like the regular Redosier Dogwood or the Siberian Redtwig Dogwood, it should not be planted in hills or berms where the soil gets dry, as it gets stressed by drought. It does best in full sun and wet draining soil, as near ponds or creeks. It should not be sheared because that helps cause any bark canker disease to increase. The Yellow-twig Dogwood does suffer some black canker marks on the smooth stems, and the leaves often get some leaf spot disease showing up later in summer. Old stems get big and brown-gray and should be pruned away at the ground level to keep the shrub having its handsome yellow twigs in the winter. In summer the stems turn mostly green and don't show up.

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