Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'; Cornus sericea 'Lutea'
- Common Name(s):
- Yellow twig dogwood
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
- 5-6 ft.
- Canary-yellow stems in winter; ovate to lanceolate dark green leaves; 2-4 in. long; reddish-purple fall color
- Dull white flowers on flat-topped cyme in spring; short-lived, dark purple drupe in fall
- 3 to 9
- Sun to light shade; range of soil types but prefers moist to wet, well-drained, highly organic soil
- Loose, multi-stemmed shrub; broad-spreading rounded mound; upright stems with short horizontal branching
- 5 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1509