Silver and Gold Dogwood

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Silver & Gold Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Silver & Gold') is a Yellow Twig Dogwood cultivar that is primarily grown for its bold variegated foliage and its yellow winter stems. Its silvery green leaves are variegated with irregular creamy white margins that are highlighted by the creamy white flower clusters!

These big landing pads are sought after by beneficial insects, bees, and butterflies all spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer! Then the Silver and Gold Dogwoods' lovely variegated leaves turn yellow in autumn and then the stems turn bright yellow in winter and are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop!

Flowers give way to clusters of whitish drupes in late summer and are very showy when paired with the yellow stems. Its fruit is quite attractive to songbirds. Wonderfully cold-hardy and adaptable throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, Dogwoods are low-maintenance ornamental shrubs that still retain the native hardiness of their cousins!

Planting and Application:

This is a suckering shrub that will happily colonize a bare patch or quickly cover an eyesore! Creating naturalized thickets and wildlife-friendly groves, Silver and Gold fill areas with lovely foliage and color for privacy and property definition! Plant on a hillside or slope to control erosion and fast rainwater and they also work well in tough Rain Garden situations. Try growing them naturally without any shearing to keep them in size! It's not a surprise that these beautiful shrubs are perfectly happy in rich, well-drained garden soil.

Excellent massed or as a specimen or effective in shrub borders where plants can be combined with evergreens or Red Twig Dogwoods for a unique display! The variegated foliage stands out against an evergreen hedge or a dark home as a foundation planting. You'll love the eye-catching rows and specimen groupings these low-maintenance shrubs create! The flowers in the spring attract butterflies and the berries feed a variety of songbirds!

  • Creamy & Green Variegated Foliage
  • Creamy White Flower Clusters
  • White Berries Birds Love
  • Brilliant Yellow Stems in Winter
  • Hedges & Privacy, Creates Groves & Colonies - Suckering Spreading Habit

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dogwoods are tolerant of partial shade, however, for redder stems and good fall leaf color, full sun is best. 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. Mulch with a layer 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy to ensure the root stays cool in the hot summer. Increase water during dry extreme heat. In fall, prune the beautiful red stems for your Holiday containers or renewal prune your shrub by trimming out only the thick, old stems down to ground level every 3-5 years.

  • Loves Full Sun but Can Grow in Partial Shade
  • Can Grow in Wet or Dry Conditions
  • Seldom Damaged by Deer & Extraordinarily Cold Hardy
  • Prune In Late Winter/Early Spring

Gorgeous is this shrub's middle name! Order your own Silver and Gold Dogwood shrub and add a bit of luxury to your landscape! Now at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does Silver and Gold Dogwood grow?

The Silver and Gold Dogwood shrub is a medium growth rate shrub but that unique foliage is worth the wait!

How big does Silver and Gold Dogwood get?

The Silver and Gold Dogwood can reach 6 - 8 feet in height and 8 - 10 feet in width in optimal conditions.

Will Silver and Gold Dogwood grow in full sun?

The Silver and Gold Dogwood grows in full shade and partial shade, but has the most blooms and the best stem color is achieved in more sun.

Are Dogwood shrubs good for wildlife?

The Dogwood Shrub is a fantastic wildlife shrub and it's a pollinator-friendly native that feeds birds with its fruit and is even a caterpillar host plant.

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Silver and Gold Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus sericea 'Silver & Gold'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Variegated White & Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes