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Yellow Twig Dogwood

Yellow Twig Dogwood
Images shown are of mature plants
Regular price $39.95 Sale price
  • 2-3 ft. $39.95
  • 3-4 ft. $59.95

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 3-7 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉) 
      3-7 outdoors
   Map 3-7 outdoors
Mature Height:
6-8 ft.
Mature Width:
5-6 ft.
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Cornus sericea
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Product Description

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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Shery Ertzner-Groo

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.

Russell Rewis

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.

Dwayne Eldridge

Easy to care for

Really looks healthy. Seems very hardy. It doesn't have yellow twigs yet but it seems to be new growth

jacob moran

So far so good

Looks good so far but would appreciate planting instructions.

Donna Hart

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!

Planting & Care

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.

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