Golden twig dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'

Golden twig dogwood - Cornus sericea  'Flaviramea'

Common Name: Golden twig dogwood
Genus: Cornus
Species: sericea
Cultivar: 'Flaviramea'

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

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 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 Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Clusters of white flowers in May and June and oval dark green leaves which redden in autumn and fall to reveal bright yellow-olive winter stems. The stems of this dogwood look stunning planted alongside salmon-pink and red-stemmed varieties. An excellent specimen plant for sunny moist areas of the garden. It's particularly effective near water.

Other Features: The flowers are followed by white often blue-tinged 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. Where border space is limited restrict the spread of the plant by removing one in four of the stems each year.

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