Cornus sericea Flavimarea - Gold Twig Dogwood
Cornus sericea Flavimarea Dogwood
Cornus sericea Flavimarea, also known as Golden-Twig dogwood (or sometimes Cornus stolonifera Flaviramea), is a vigorous, suckering shrub. Its young stems are a clean golden yellow colour and developing an olive-green tinge as they reach the end of their first year. Which is perfect, because that is when you cut them back. The golden-twig dogwood is usually grown with other dogwoods in an ornamental display. We would suggest three colours (red, purple and yellow go very well together) with three plants of each variety occupying about 3 sq metres. It will light your garden every day from late October to the end of March unless the flower arranger of the house gets there first... Cornus sericea Flavimarea loves growing in damp ground and will reach 3 metres eventually if it is not coppiced.
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Cornus sericea Flavimarea plants are delivered bareroot during winter (Nov-April) and are graded by their height in centimetres above the ground when planted.
History & uses of Yellow dogwood: This variety was bred right at the end of the 19th Century. It has won an RHS Award of Garden Merit so it has stood the test of time.