Yellow Twig Dogwood
|Mature Height||6-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
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.
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. Yellow Twig Dogwoods are deer tolerant.
Add some unique and stunning color to your boring, winter landscape with the Yellow Twig Dogwood!
When Should I Prune This Dogwood?
Prune back in late fall once foliage has dropped or in early spring before the new growth season.
Where Should I Plant A Yellow Twig Dogwood?
This shrub is adaptable, loves well drained soil and can be planted in a spot that has full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 3-8. Space 5-6 feet apart to accomodate a 4-6 foot spread at maturity.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?
Viburnum, hydrangea, and hosta pair well with this dogwood. These shrubs are perfect to combine on a bank where they can assist with controlling erosion.