Yellow Twig Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KOR-nus ser-E-se-a flah-vi-RAHM-ee-a|
|Lore||Osier describes how this dogwood produces the same whip-like branching as the willows, also known as osiers in the Old World.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 7 to 9 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Bring 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dense Habit, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Multi-Season Interest|
Prefers enriched, moist, well-drained soils but adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. Best stem color on young wood; hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter. Root prune to control spread.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2 - 8