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Yellow Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea


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-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.

Course 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- 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
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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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


4-5 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cornus sericea

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Uniquely Colorful Hedge

Traditional deciduous shrub makes a colorful splash in winter!

Deep green leaves accented by white, star shaped flowers and berries give drop in fall... bright yellow stems are striking in the winter months against the snow.

Makes for a unique hedge or privacy screen... pair with Red Twig Dogwood for an eye catching contrast!

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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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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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 2 years ago
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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
1 year 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
10 months 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
1 year ago
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So far so good
Looks good so far but would appreciate planting instructions.
May 19, 2017
9 months ago
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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 3 years ago

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.

 Monitor the tree until its roots have become well established. If the soil feels dry down to a depth of 2 inches, water it deeply. Although it can survive drought conditions, it prefers wet soil. Water deeply if the surrounding soil is extremely dry.

Fertilization: To maximize growth of this fast grower, fertilize the plant in late spring after flowering and again in late fall with an acid-loving tree and shrub fertilizer.

Pruning: Care for this plant amounts mainly to pruning. For maximum color, prune out 1/3 of the older branches every three years or so. Such care will promote new growth; and since the younger branches bear the brightest color, that is precisely the growth that you want to encourage.

Pests and Disease: It is also important to monitor your yellow twig dogwood for pests. Aphids feed on dogwoods by sucking sap. A number of scale insects are also potential pests of dogwood. These insects are immobile and appear as small bumps on leaves or stems. The dogwood club-gall midge adult is a tiny, yellow-orange fly that lays eggs in the plant's terminal leaves, where the eggs hatch into larvae and enter the shoot. The dogwood borer is the larvae of a wasp-like moth (Synanthedon scitula). Dogwood sawfly (Macremphytus tarsatus), a particularly common pest of the yellow twig dogwood, feeds on dogwood leaves while passing through multiple in-stars, or larval stages.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Beautiful colors in winter
G A on May 20, 2017
To attract butterflies and birds and add color spring through winter
Linda M on Feb 27, 2017
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
For a barrier.
Deborah R on May 11, 2017
Ronald P on Oct 6, 2016
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!
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.
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 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: Hi Denise. I just got mine last fall. Not too experienced with it yet. Looks amazing though! Sorry I couldn't help with your specific soil. My soil is on a slight slope.
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.
What is the difference between 2-3 feet and 2 gallons? I'm assuming 2 gallons is more mature but why describe one in ft and the other in gallons?? Thanks for your help!
Diane Y on Oct 19, 2017
When you receive the plant, it will be nothing but a couple of twigs with some leaves. I assume that the 2 gallon version would be a thicker trunk plant. In either case, these need regular and plentiful water to grow healthy and tall. I ordered 8 dogwoods about 18 months ago, 4 yellow and 4 red, and ordered the 2-3 feet versions of these and I have had mixed results. The plants that were planted close to the sprinklers have grown quite healthy and developed thick trunks and broad leaves: these are true to the color expected of them with beautiful reds and pale yellow-green "branches." The plants that are not as close to the sprinklers did not grow as tall, have smaller leaves, fewer branches, and smaller (less developed) trunks. In essence, the less water they receive, the less these will grow. I suggest you buy the less expensive ones and water these like crazy and apply fertilizer regularly. Otherwise, expect these plants, either the 2-3 feet or 2 gallon version, to grow very slowly and thin.
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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