Scientific Name: Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'
Common Name: yellow twig dogwood
Family Name: Cornaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, Garden origin, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Erosion control, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Tall background, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, White, Apr-May-Jun
Fruit: Drupe, Edible, White, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Multi-stem deciduous shrub 1.5-5m tall; leaves opposite, ovate, 4-12cm long x 2-6cm wide, 5-7 prominent parallel veins arise off the midrib and curve towards the apex and converge, margins slightly undulating with red petioles, heavily veined, major veins off midrib +/- parallel and curved towards apex; forets with 4 white petals, in corymb-like cymes 2-4cm wide; drupes 7-9mm long with a flattened pyrene. Winter ID: new bark smooth, bright yellow-green; buds opposite, cylindrical, about 13mm long, stalked, appressed, slightly pubescent, valvate; terminal flower bud is onion shaped.