Yellow Twig Dogwood Shrub

Yellow Twig Dogwood Shrub

  • Fragrant flowers

  • Attractive yellow bark

  • Bright fall foliage

  • Berries are loved by birds

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  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Strikingly Unique Native Shrub has All Season Appeal & Adds a WOW Factor!

The Yellow Twig Dogwood bush is a medium sized deciduous shrub that features golden yellow multi-stemmed branches for winter color, minimal white summer flowers, and gorgeous fall colored foliage in autumn.

Yellow Twig Dogwood shrub is a lovely four-season interest plant that has something to show off in every season. During late spring and early summer, green leaves shoot out, and eventually small, white flowers are inconspicuous and bloom in clusters. The Yellow Twig dogwood flowers are fragrant and attract pollinators to your winter garden.

The Cornus stolonifera flowers eventually mature to white berries that native birds love to munch on and provide an excellent food source during fall & winter when most other plants are dormant.

As summer turns to fall and temperatures drop, the green foliage changes to shades of red, orange, and purple to put on a magnificent display of seasonal change.

Yellow Twig Dogwood's native range is all across North America with the exception of the deep south. It loves wet and swampy areas and is commonly seen growing near riverbanks, streams, or bogs.

Grow this unusual flowering shrub in your landscape as stand alone plantings, grouped for visual interest as shrub borders, or in containers where the size can be maintained.

Yellow Twig Dogwood Care

Exceptionally cold hardy, the twig dogwood shrub grows best in USDA growing zones 2-8. Not picky on soil types or planting spots, the best soil for dogwood shrubs is a well drained and nutrient rich type. Be sure to keep the soil consistently moist to establish a strong root system as they tolerate wet soil very well.

Yellow Twig Dogwood is shade or sun tolerant. You will see more flower and berry production in full sun planting spots.

The dwarf Yellow Twig Dogwood can grow up to be 5-6 feet tall and wide at full maturity so it is perfect for small spaces in the garden. Yellow Twig Dogwood spacing should be between 3-5 feet apart depending on the look you are going for. You will love how easy they are to maintain and keep attractive looking.

Yellow Twig Dogwood's growth rate is moderate and they can see heights of up to 2 feet per year. Applying a slow release fertilizer in early spring will help to jumpstart the growing season.

The best stem color appears on young or new wood. Prune back annually to encourage bright, vibrant yellow colors on your branches.

Do Deer Eat Yellow Twig Dogwood?

You will not have a problem with this plant and pesky deer. Yellow Twig Dogwood is deer resistant and stays mostly away from them.

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Shipping information

Once your Yellow Twig Dogwood Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

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Dogwoods prefer well-drained soil that is lightly acidic. Twig Dogwoods are more sun and heat tolerant than the white flowered variety, but those in Southern climates may prefer afternoon or filtered shade. They are drought tolerant once established but should be watered regularly until established and during periods of extended drought. Dogwoods need minimal pruning to maintain their shape, but any leggy, damaged or broken limbs should be removed in the summertime when the tree will not bleed sap from the cut.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Yellow Twig Dogwood, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
5-6 ft

Mature Height
5-6 ft

Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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