Cornus sericea ssp. sericea ‘Flaviramea’

yellow twig

Habit: grows in an upright rounded form, staying more compact than Cornus sericea ssp. sericea. Stems are bright yellow throughout the winter turning to yellow-green when the leaves emerge. Leaves are more yellow green than other varieties, oval with deeply indented veination and turn red to orange in the fall.  Flowers appear in early summer in flat showy clusters with individual flowers creamy white and tiny.  Berry-like fruit ripens into white.

Ecology: Cornus sericea ssp. sericea ‘Flaviramea’ is a cultivated variety of C. sericea ssp. sericea.

Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade, in moist soil with medium to poor drainage.  Tolerates seasonal flooding.



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Type: Deciduous Shrub
Height: 6-8 ft (2-2.5 m)
Width: 6-8 ft (2-2.5 m)
USDA Zones: 3
Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.