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.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Summer, early Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries Bark: Winter, yellow
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites. Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. Often develops canker. Other diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spot, root rot and leaf & twig blight. It can also become vulnerable to borers.
- 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