Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Budd's Yellow'

Dogwood - Cornus sericea 'Budd's Yellow'

Common Name: Dogwood
Genus: Cornus
Species: sericea
Cultivar: 'Budd's Yellow'

The latin Cornus means ‘horn’, in this case referring to the hard nature of the wood.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

From late spring clusters of small white flowers appear followed by white berries. The normally green leaves take on fiery colour in autumn and afterwards the golden yellow bare stems of this suckering deciduous shrub provide ornamental interest.

Other Features: The flowers are followed by white fruit; the fruits may cause a mild stomach ache if ingested.

Garden Care: In March cut the stems back hard to within 5-8cm from the ground and apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.


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