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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'; Cornus sericea 'Lutea'

Common Name(s):
Yellow twig dogwood
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Sometimes sold as C. cericea 'Lutea'; can become invasive; spreads by stolons; best color on young, vigorous stems so severely prune in early spring; fruit attracts birds; often develops canker

Height:
5-6 ft.
Foliage:
Canary-yellow stems in winter; ovate to lanceolate dark green leaves; 2-4 in. long; reddish-purple fall color
Flower:
Dull white flowers on flat-topped cyme in spring; short-lived, dark purple drupe in fall
Zones:
3 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to light shade; range of soil types but prefers moist to wet, well-drained, highly organic soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Loose, multi-stemmed shrub; broad-spreading rounded mound; upright stems with short horizontal branching
Width:
5 ft.

NCCES plant id: 1509

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'; Cornus sericea 'Lutea' Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'; Cornus sericea 'Lutea'