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Cornus sanguinea var. viridissima /Yellow Twig Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea var. viridissima   / Cornus sanguinea var. viridissima
Yellow twigs in winter
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Yellow twigs in winter

Colony of yellow twig dogwood

Close-up of yellow twigs

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Scientific Name: Cornus sanguinea var. viridissima
Common Name: Yellow Twig Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: The showy, yellow stems and twigs make this a welcomed winter addition to a landscape. Plant in locations that have rather severe winters. Is not adapted for the hot, humid South. Winter effect can be quite striking as a single specimen or used in mass plantings.