Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 7 to 9 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus ser-E-se-a flah-vi-RAHM-ee-a
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 21
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 7 to 9 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Design IdeasBring interest to the winter garden with this Dogwood's yellow twigs that stand out against the dark landscape. Plant in a stand or use singly as contrast to neighboring plants. Keep the outstanding stem color by cutting down the stems in early spring to make room for new growth.
Companion PlantsYellow twigs brighten up winter days and are a good contrast to the light green branches of Double Flowered Kerria (Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'). Plant with other moisture-loving companions such as Fanal Astilbe (Astilbe x arendsii 'Fanal'), with its garnet blooms that contrast with the yellow stems, or Variegated Broad-leaved Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Variegata') with its creamy edged leaves.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
History:
This species is often confused with C. stolonifera as both bear red twig forms were the same species. It was reclassified in the 20th century by Francis Fosberg. Its common name, osier dogwood has been used since 1656. The yellow 'Aurea' form did not appear until 1899.
Lore:
Osier describes how this dogwood produces the same whip like branching as the willows, also known as osiers in the Old World.