Cornus sericea ‘Hedgerows Gold’
variegated red-twig dogwood
Cornus sericea ‘Hedgerows Gold’ is an outstanding selection of the redtwig dogwood with bright golden-yellow variegated foliage on deep red stems. It has attractive leaves with irregular gold margins that surround an emerald green center. In spring, tiny white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters followed by white fruit in the late summer and early fall. The fruit is quite attractive to birds. This shrub gives a great deal for the little it asks in the way of care and attention. It tolerates damp or dry soils, as well as that difficult combination of winter-wet-summer-dry locations.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: gold, lavender
Great Color Partners: yellow, red, dark green
Culture NotesThis variegated redtwig dogwood is extremely adaptable, growing in a wide range of soil types from well-drained to wet locations and from clay to sand. It is vigorous in full sun or light to dappled shade, but a sunnier location will provide brighter stems in winter. To encourage bright red stems cut back a third of the oldest stems to about 6 inches tall every year, leaving the strong upright young whips.
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Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering in well drained soil, clay, or sandy soils