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CORNUS sericea 'Flaviramea'
Yellowtwig dogwood is a must for the winter garden. This large, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub originates from North America and has upright branches and a spreading, suckering habit. Its young stems are yellow and age to yellow-green. In late spring to early summer it produces many flatted clusters of white flowers followed by small, white, oval fruits that are attractive to birds. In fall, its medium green leaves turn burgundy red.
This shrub grows best in sites with full sun to partial shade and fertile, average to poorly drained soil. It suckers readily and should be hard pruned each year, while dormant, to keep its colorful new branches coming and to maintain a manageable size. Cold tolerant and tough, 'Flaviramea' looks super when planted in masses with red winterberry and tall ornamental grasses.
This selection is susceptible to fungal cankers.
8 - 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
4'-10' / 1.2m - 3.0m
6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Red, Yellow Green
Yellow, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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