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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Suckering

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Orange and Red in Autumn

Fruit

White in Autumn

Stem

Green and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

golden-twig dogwood

Family

Cornaceae


Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour

'Flaviramea' is a suckering medium-sized deciduous shrub, forming thickets of greenish-yellow stems brightest in winter. Leaves ovate, turning red or orange in autumn; flowers small, off-white, in small clusters, followed by white berries

Other common names

  • golden twig dogwood

Synonym(s)

  • Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Will grow in most soil conditions

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 7

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free