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CORNUS sericea 'Budd's Yellow'
Budd's Yellow Redosier Dogwood, Yellowtwig Dogwood
A selection of a shrubby, suckering dogwood native to eastern North America, ‘Budd’s Yellow’ is prized for the color of its stems, which brighten the garden when the plant is dormant over the winter. A deciduous shrub, it produces many stems from its base at ground level. Some grow upright, some lean, some trail on the ground and take root, starting a new shrub and producing a thicket in a few years. Some gardeners restrain and shape this dogwood by digging up the rooting stems and cutting back others. Other gardeners welcome the rooting stems and cut all of the stems, old and new, to the ground in winter to produce more young stems and more bright yellow color the following winter (this undoes bloom in spring, but at little cost because the flowers are small and nondescript). The parent species is called yellow osier dogwood because new stems grow long and unbranched, like those of the osier willows that are used in basket making.
Plant ‘Budd’s Yellow’ in almost any rich, moist to wet, well-drained soil and full sun to part shade. Use it for screening or hedges, a specimen in a mixed bed or border, or grouped for color in a large landscape. It is also good for stabilizing sloped areas.
7 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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