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Bud's Yellow Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Bud's Yellow'

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Bud's Yellow  Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Bud's Yellow') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Bud's Yellow Dogwood stems

Bud's Yellow Dogwood stems

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Bud's Yellow  Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Bud's Yellow') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Bud's Yellow Dogwood in spring

Bud's Yellow Dogwood in spring

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Description:

A large, spreading shrub with bright yellow stems which show up well against the winter snow, also good yellow fall color; a very hardy general purpose shrub

Ornamental Features

Bud's Yellow Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. It produces white berries in mid summer. The yellow branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Bud's Yellow Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bud's Yellow Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Bud's Yellow Dogwood will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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