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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' Shrub

Yellow or Golden Twig Dogwood Bushes
  • From £29.99 (ex VAT)

Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' is a very hardy deciduous shrub with bright greenish-yellow stems that will brighten up any garden in winter. It is from these it gets its common names, Yellow or Golden Twig Dogwood.

Clusters of small off-white flowers form around May and June, leading on to white berries in autumn. The dark green, ovate leaves turn orange or red in autumn before dropping off and revealing the vibrant stems.

'Flaviramea' will grow in most soil conditions, preferring well-drained soil. They are relatively fast growing and happy in full sun or partial shade. Dogwoods look great either individually or as a group for brightening up winter borders.

We also offer other Dogwood shrubs with different coloured stems.

AKA Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea', Yellow twig dogwood, Golden twig dogwood

  • Common name: Yellow Dogwood, Golden Twig Gogwood
  • Great for: Year round interest & lime coloured young stems
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 4 metres
  • Soil: Suited to all soils
  • Pruning: Prune hard around February to enjoy colourful new stems

Planting Advice for Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' Shrubs

Pot grown Yellow Dogwood shrubs can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. To help your shrub establish more effectively we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the plant. Water generously around base. The help and advice has more detailed information and videos.

Watering & Aftercare Advice For Cornus sericea Flaviramea Shrubs

Water well and regularly for the first spring and summer, increasing in periods of hot or dry weather. Avoid over watering as  Dogwood shrubs do not like wet soil. When planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Take care to water the soil, not the leaves which can lead to scorching - irrigation kits help.

Pruning Advice For Cornus sericea Flaviramea Shrubs

Do not prune Yellow Dogwood shrubs in the first year. Each subsequent year we recommend pruning hard around February. If you leave the pruning to the end of February or even early March, you will benefit from enjoying the colourful stem for a little longer without any detrimental effect on spring growth.

Follow pruning by mulching and fertilising to encourage new growth, as it is this new growth that displays the vivid colours.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 40-60cm Root type: 3L pot* Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' Price £29.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 40-60cm 3L pot* £29.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Oct 2022
Ready by: 31st Oct 2022
Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 80-100cm Root type: 10L pot* Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' Price £44.99 (ex VAT) Was £59.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 80-100cm 10L pot* £44.99 (ex VAT) Was £59.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)