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Yellow Twig Dogwood

Yellow Twig Dogwood offers nice deep green foliage in the summer and bright yellow twigs in the winter. This sunny effect brightens every winter day. It contrasts well with red twig dogwood.



Fall foliage is purplish in color.

White star shaped flowers adorn the plant in early summer, which are followed by white berries.

This adaptable plant works well in a variety of situations, especially in wet areas that can pose a problem for many other plants. It does well in full or partial sun.

It has a moderate growth rate and is very good at controlling erosion.

This is one of those rare shrubs that you can just sit back and enjoy the changes the seasons bring to its appearance. This variety of colored twig dogwoods was developed in 1899.

Ideas for the Yellow Twig in the Landscape

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Yellow Twig Dogwood makes a wonderful contrast plant that provides winter interest.

Use in a mixed border, make a hedge of them or plant them as a specimen. They look wonderful as a mass planting, too.

Their fibrous root systems make them excellent choices for erosion control.

They are perfect additions to a woodland or contemporary garden. They attract wildlife and fall color.

Plant them with kerria, astilbe or sedge. You can also mix them with red twig dogwood for a wonderful contrast.

The white berries are a favorite food of many songbirds that will find your garden a wonderful place to visit.

Planting and Care

Yellow Twig Dogwood grows best in full to partial sun. It loves moist soil... the wetter the better. It works well in marshy areas or along streams.

Once established, it will survive light drought. Any extended dry periods will require some watering.

Prune it in winter or early spring to bring out new growth.

Yellow Twig Dogwood can be propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings, heel cuttings, and by layering. They do not produce true seed.

The plant spreads through underground stems that produce suckers. Be sure to plant it somewhere it has the freedom to grow to its potential.

This plant is very easy to grow and maintain. It requires very little work to look its best.

Where to Buy Online

Click here to order your Yellow-Twig Dogwood from Nature Hills nursery.

Dogwood Information

  • Scientific Name: Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

  • Best Soil: Adaptable

  • Light: Full sun to partial shade

  • Growth Rate: Moderate

  • Foilage: Deciduous; green in spring and summer

  • Fall Color: Foliage turns purple

  • Bloom: White flowers in early summer; white berries form afterwards

  • Mature Size and Shape: Grows 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide in an upright form

  • Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8

  • Pruning: As needed

  • Watering: Keep it moist

  • Plant Spacing: Plant 4 to 5 feet apart



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