Cornus stolonifera ‘Flaviramea’ (eastern North America)
(= C. sericea ‘Flaviramea’)
Habit: Broadly round normal shrub with many shoots, 2-3 (5) m tall and wide; twigs lying broadly on the ground and taking root, develops like a thicket with runners, fast-growing.
Bark: Yellow twigs in late winter and early spring, yellow-green in summer; cut back to the ground often to give twigs their conspicuous colour.
Flowers: White umbels after leaves shoot, end of May to June.
Leaves: Pointedly oval, medium-green, reddish in October or falling without changing colour.
Roots: Flat extended, not sensitive, form runners.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade; extremely frost hardy, tolerant of heat with moist soil; wind resistant.
Soil: On all soil that is not too dry, likes moisture, tolerates dampness and floods.
Note: Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ in combination with C. alba ‘Kesselringii’ provides a unique design of splendidly coloured twig structures in early spring.
Hardiness: Zone 5a