Cornus Sericea (Yellow Twig Dogwood) 'buds yellow' is an upright-spreading, suckering shrub that typically grows in the absence of pruning to 6-9’ tall with a slightly larger spread. This species is native to much of North America where it is typically found growing in wet swampy areas, wetland margins or along lakes and rivers. Ovate to lanceolate, medium to dark green leaves (2-5” long) acquire interesting shades of red to orange eventually fading to purple in autumn. Stems turn bright yellow in winter and are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop. Tiny, fragrant, white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (cymes to 2.5” diameter) in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer. Flowers give way to clusters of whitish (sometimes with a bluish tinge) drupes in summer. Fruit is quite attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. It is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum size of 5-8' tall on erect, usually unbranched stems. Can be cut to the ground in early spring to control mature size. 5 gal
Yellow Twig Dogwood- 'buds yellow'
Full sun to part shade