Few shrubs can provide the dramatic year-round impact of the Yellow Twig Dogwood.
From the stunning yellow bark of winter that lend this showy shrub its name to the unique white berries of summer you will love watching this plant transform your landscape all year. In spring sprigs of delicate white flowers emerge, sitting atop lovely green leaves. These green leaves transition to yellow in autumn before dropping to reveal that prized yellow bark.
The Yellow Twig Dogwood compliments just about any plant or tree. Some of our favorites are grey owl junipers, firewitch dianthus, and emerald green arborvitae. Yellow Twigs look great in a bed or garden as a specimen plant or planted in mass for a spectacular display. Try these as an extremely unique border or hedge. These are great for erosion control and tolerate slope planting well.
Wildlife, birds, and butterflies love the Yellow Twig Dogwood. Butterflies flock to this plant in spring when the blooms arrive. Birds and other wildlife enjoy the berries.
This shrub is extremely easy to care for, only demanding water. Yellow Twigs prefer full sun, but perform well with some shade. They are adaptable to a variety of soil including clay and even wet soil. Keep the soil moist and fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer once a year in spring for best results. Mulching is great option to keep the soil moist. There is no need to prune this shrub, but if you do, prune in late winter. Pruning older wood every few years will encourage a brighter yellow bark. Yellow Twig Dogwoods are deer tolerant.
Add some unique and stunning color to your boring, winter landscape with the Yellow Twig Dogwood!
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Cornus sericea|
How To Care for your new Yellow Twig Dogwood
The Yellow Twig Dogwood prefers full sun, but performs well with some shade. If you are planting in a zone 8, partial shade is best to help avoid leaf scorch. They are adaptable to a variety of soil including clay and even wet soil. However, a well-draining soil is ideal. For the first few weeks water deeply about 3 times per week to help the roots grow properly. Reduce to about 2 times per week for the next couple months while your dogwood is establishing. After this establishment period, you can cut back once again, but be sure to avoid allowing the soil to dry completely. This shrub likes does not like to be dry. Fertilize with a balanced, slow release fertilizer once a year in spring for best results. Mulching is great option to keep the soil moist. Add about 3 inches of mulch around this shrub, taking care to cover the entire root zone area. There is no need to prune this shrub, but if you do, prune in late winter. Pruning older wood every few years will encourage a brighter yellow bark. Yellow Twig Dogwoods are deer tolerant.
Provide optimal conditions to keep your Yellow Twig Dogwood healthy. A healthy plant will have significantly less risk of disease and pest. Scale, and Bagworms can cause problems for these shrubs on occasion. Scale can be treated with horticultural oil, optimally applied in the dormant season. Bagworms are generally treated, by cutting off the affected portion of the branch or applying carbaryl or Bacillus thuringiensis. Powdery Mildew can be an issue for this Dogwood. Treat with a fungicide as soon as symptoms begin to treat effectively. Be sure to water at the base of the plant rather than over the top to avoid fungal issues. Various Leaf Spot fungus can occur. Be sure your plant isn't over crowded. You can even thin out the canopy by pruning a few branches. However this type of fungus is more of a visual eyesore than anything and will not affect the overall health of your plant.
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Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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