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Yellow Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Yellow Twig Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your Yellow Twig Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 3-7
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-7
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

5-6 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Cornus sericea

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Uniquely Colorful Hedge

A Lovely Plant Year Round

Our Yellow Twig Dogwoods are groomed to provide colorful interest all year long.  The traditional deciduous shrub brightens up the winter months with vibrant yellow twigs.  It's rather striking to see amongst neighboring plants that have gone dormant and lost their luster. 

As spring rolls around, yellow twigs transition to green and emerald green leaves start to develop, accompanied by delicate white flowers. The 2-inch clusters of white last well into summer.

In the latter summer months, the white flower clusters are joined by groups of white berries that attract birds and other wildlife. And just when you think this shrub can't be more impressive - it has another surprise in store each autumn.

As temperatures start to drop, so do the flowers, berries and green leaves. But there is nothing disappointing about it because the twigs transform to bright yellow. It's a wonderful gift to welcome the autumn season into your landscape.  You'll be able to enjoy the vibrant crimson hues before the amazing shrub transitions back to its effervescent yellow throughout winter.

Rare in that it not only survives - but THRIVES during the winter months, it welcomes most soil types and conditions - including snow!  There are no rules on how to plant the amazing Yellow Twig Dogwood. Purchase one as a hedge.  Plant it near a window so you can enjoy year-round color.  Or, purchase multiple and line them up to create a beautiful privacy screen (that your neighbors will thank you for!)  

Easy to Grow
You don't have to prune it - unless you want to.  It is drought tolerant but also does well in flooded areas.  Many of our customers plant these in places that are "swampy" as they will help with erosion control.  No matter what, it would be difficult to plant this shrub anywhere it couldn't succeed.

Order now. We don't offer them until they've been nurtured and ready to perform for you.  There are only so many we can groom at our nursery each year, so the supply is limited. Take our word for it, you'll love this one for life.





In addition to tolerating even the coldest of conditions, the Yellow Twig Dogwood is adaptable to various types or soil and is tolerant of drought.

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Customer Reviews

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Yellow Twig Dogwood
I recently purchased these plants, so I have only had them in the ground for 2 months or less. They arrived in great shape, and look amazing in front of the Autumn Blaze Maple. I am looking forward to seeing the yellow twigs this winter.
May 25, 2018
9 months ago
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Received in good condition and seemingly good health.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but I had no backdrop other than the green grass. It's been in the ground for about three weeks and looks pretty much as it did as when I planted it. Although they cannot be seen in the photo, there is new leaf growth and has not shed any of the older leaves. A word of warning, June Bugs (May Beetles) love to eat the leaves so constant attention must be paid or you'll wind up with only twigs. I've bought several plants from here and have not been disappointed.
Yellow Twig
Yellow Twig
May 16, 2018
9 months ago
Easy to care for
Really looks healthy. Seems very hardy. It doesn't have yellow twigs yet but it seems to be new growth
May 10, 2018
11 months ago
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So far so good
Looks good so far but would appreciate planting instructions.
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May 19, 2017
1 year ago
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Great colorful,Hardy plants.
Love these twig dogwood! Great Hardy ,fast growing,w minimum care. Look great in winter. Colors are bright & pretty. I'm planning on getting more!
May 13, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Not impressed
Local dogwoods are much fuller. This one is probably 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall but only has maybe a dozen branches. It seems to be doing okay, no new leaves or height or fullness yet but I've only had them 6-7 weeks. Next time I'll buy local.
May 8, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Very nice..
I planted these in October and they grew 18" easy. They look great in the Fall and show their colors in the Winter. Great purchase.
Yellow & Red Twig Dogwood - 3 months
Yellow & Red Twig Dogwood - 3 months
January 23, 2017
Woodsdie, NY
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Nice winter color
i planted 70 of these on my bank a year and a half ago...someday they will look beautiful.
July 13, 2016
seattle, WA
over 4 years ago
Yellow twig dogwood bush
The bush arrived in good condition and I followed the planting instructions and it is doing great. I am anxious to see this and the red dogwood in their glory. Very nice company to do business with and I thank you.
July 31, 2015
Benton Harbor, MI
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Excellent on Long Island
I planted 7 of these in spring 2012 on a steep north-facing slope about 1 mile inland from Long Island's north shore. First of all, they all survived Hurricane Sandy! Second, this is a challenging environment with the north-facing slope giving them a very oblique sun exposure. But they held their own thru the first two winters, and this year they have really taken off with excellent yellow winter color, LOTS of good growth this spring, and beautiful white blooms right now. The ones in partial shade are lagging a bit behind the ones with fuller sun, so more sun is definitely better. Very happy with these guys!
May 23, 2015
Rocky Point, NY
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Yellow Twig Dogwood

Yellow Twig Dogwood Planting Diretions

The Yellow Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea) are moderate growers that are popular in the colder, northern states that need some beauty but are restricted due to how cold their winter seasons are. The dogwoods perform best when planted in USDA growing zones 3-7 and reach a mature height/width of 6-8 feet. They are drought tolerant but will not do well if planted in areas that have a lot of standing water.

Seasonal information: Yellow twig dogwood shrubs provide year-round interest, but despite bearing spring blossoms, variegated leaves in summer, and berries from summer to fall, clearly this plant's common name explains the main reason people grow it: namely, the bush's yellow twigs, which are brightest in winter.

Choosing a location: Yellow twig dogwood bushes are considered good plants for wet areas, although some cultivators report that the yellow twig dogwoods perform better in well-drained soils. Work humus into the soil for nutrients.

Planting instructions: Yellow twig dogwood shrubs will tolerate partial shade, but their signature yellow bark will be brightest if they are planted in full sun.
1) Dig your planting hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deeply enough so that it's level with the surrounding area.
2) Remove the plant from the container by gently tapping on the ground and easing the plant out of the container. If the yellow twig dogwood was purchased with burlap covering the root ball, cut at least half of the burlap off the root ball exposing the roots.
3) Place the shrub in the planting hole and back fill with your blend of native and gardening soil and gently tap down to secure the plant. This will help keep the dogwood straight and eliminate any air pockets that may have formed.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil then mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth back.

Watering: Create a mulch barrier around the tree's trunk at planting. Keep the mulch five or six inches away from the trunk itself to help the tree retain water. Water the yellow twig dogwood thoroughly. Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
The changing of color in all seasons
Mary D on Aug 18, 2018
Accent with the Japaneese maple
Carol S on May 17, 2018
The changing of color in all seasons
Mary D on Aug 18, 2018
These bushes look so nice and they're very hardy, I used to have these at my old home and would cut them down each spring to keep getting the nice looking winter branches.
CHRIS L on Jun 25, 2018
Accent with the Japaneese maple
Carol S on May 17, 2018
Same as with the Red Twig Dogwood.
Russell R on Apr 6, 2018
Beautiful colors in winter
G A on May 20, 2017
For a barrier.
Deborah R on May 11, 2017
To attract butterflies and birds and add color spring through winter
Linda M on Feb 27, 2017
Ronald P on Oct 6, 2016
Of the six original plants, two have made it. Apparently they are not well suited to our summer furnace affect on trees and shrubs!
Carol W on Sep 5, 2016
Beautiful color and very unique in size
Detoria S on Sep 4, 2016
I am pairing this with the red twig dogwood...I am not familiar with the plant,,,,but am hopeful that the combination of red and yellow with the green boxwoods that I also purchased, will make my patio area very colorful and vibrant.
Kara E on Aug 15, 2016
Color and ability to be a blocker
DeAnne D on Jul 30, 2016
I am creating a Zen garden and needed something twiggy to go with my black bamboo and orange brick
Laurie H on Jul 7, 2016
bring more color to my yard
teresa h on Apr 5, 2016
I have planted by the side of my garage, which had nothing. I planted the mixture of the red & beautiful all thru winter.
Donna H on Mar 27, 2016
I need a wind break that will also produce a cut floral product.
Nancy R on Jan 19, 2016
These bushes look so nice and they're very hardy, I used to have these at my old home and would cut them down each spring to keep getting the nice looking winter branches.
CHRIS L on Jun 25, 2018
Same as with the Red Twig Dogwood.
Russell R on Apr 6, 2018
Do these schrubs keep multiplying like Rose-of- sharons and take over the yard?
Diana T on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a yellow twig dogwood that is more than 20 years old...It's probably about 7 or 8 feet tall and the same slowly expands at the base, but it doesn't jump anywhere else. (I've never had Rose of Sharon)...but yellow twig dogwood will not take over the yard. Enjoy!
how well will these do in areas that are wet/swampy throughout most of the year but than dry out in the summer?
Zoey L on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Every Longwood seems to favor a rather damp environment, but I would not suggest submerged 'feet'. You might possibly get one to grow in a swamp, but seems rather harsh. Consider the plant more like a person...I love a good shower and even an occasional (long) soak, but only to an extent.

The plant absolutely NEEDS some dry-time. Presently mine wants a 'touch' more water to really flourish, but she is quite healthy.
I live in central Alabama, zone eight and would like to plant these in my yard for privacy.
Will they survive the hot summers here, I see the chart said to zone 7 but I am hoping to be able to plant here also?
Margaret W on Mar 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-7. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How tall will Red and Yellow Twig Dogwoods grow when planted directly into the garden? I'm looking for a privacy screen. Thanks
Ashley J on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ashley, I planted both the Yellow and Red last year and they are about 3.5 feet tall now - about half as high as their anticipated matured height. Mature height is between 6-8 feet tall.
I have two related questions:
1) How far apart should I space the plants if I am looking to create more of a screen?
2) How far from a fence should I plant these?
Jaime B on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Keeping in mind the ultimate size of the shrub/tree, I'd go with about 5' apart ...mine is still young, but they all seem to get larger than expected.

I would suggest that you plant no closer than 3' from a fence...maybe some ground-cover around them for a bit.
I have soil that stays wet will they grow in that environment?
Denise J on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will do well in that environment.
Is the yellow twig dogwood plant deer resistant?
P A on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 3 out of 4 of the ones I bought seen to be, the other one got chewed on but survived and is coming back strong this year.
Do you have Red Twig Dogwood?
Christine S on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do carry the Red Twig Dogwood.

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