Dogwood - Silver & Gold
Dogwood - Silver & Gold, Cornus sericea 'Silver & Gold', is a yellowtwig dogwood cultivar that is primarily grown for its bold variegated foliage and its yellow winter stems. This is a suckering shrub that typically grows to 5' to 7’ tall by 6' to 8’ wide. Its silvery green leaves are variegated with irregular creamy white margins. This Silver and Gold Dogwood has leaves that turn yellow in autumn. The stems turn bright yellow in winter and are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop. Tiny white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer. Flowers give way to clusters of whitish drupes in late summer. Its fruit is quite attractive to birds. Best grown in organically rich, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Silver and Gold is tolerant of a wide range of soils, including swampy or boggy conditions. Excellent massed or as a specimen or effective in shrub borders where plants can be combined with evergreens or redtwig dogwoods.
05/19/2013 13:50:24 -10.0.33.11-Web1