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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' is often confused with:
Cornus sericea Cornus sericea (C. stolonifera)
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Cornus sericea Cornus sericea (C. stolonifera)
Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
Cornus kousa Cornus kousa

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Cornus sericea 'Lutea'
Description

A compact multi-stemmed shrub with a broad-spreading rounded mounded habit.  Sometimes sold as C. cericea 'Lutea'; can become invasive; spreads by stolons.  It tolerates a wide range of soil types but prefers moist to wet, well-drained, highly organic soil. The best color is on young, vigorous stems so severely prune in early spring.  Use it as a specimen or in mass plantings, as a screen or privacy hedge or as part of a shrub border.  Works well in pollinator or rain gardens or to help with erosion control.

Seasons of Interest:

   Foliage: Fall    Bloom: Summer, early   Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries  Bark: Winter, yellow

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Borers, 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. 

 

 

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#vigorous#fall color#birds#bark#specimen#wildlife plant#shelter#winter interest#fall interest#mass planting#erosion control#wet sites#specialized bees#food source#deer resistant#thickets#shrub border#wet soil#fall fruits#naturalizes#clay soil tolerant#pollinator plant#yellow stems#nesting sites
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    sericea
    Family:
    Cornaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    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.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Dark purple drupe in the late summer to fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Dull white flowers on flat-topped cyme in spring; short-lived
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Canary-yellow stems in winter;e dark green leaves; 2"-4" long; reddish-purple fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Upright stems with short horizontal branching
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion
    Wet Soil