Flaviramea’ is a yellow-twig dogwood cultivar. It is a compact shrub which grows to a maximum size of 5-6 feet tall by 5-6 feet wide with a spreading, stoloniferous habit. The outstanding ornamental feature of this plant is its bright yellow winter stems. This plant brightens up a winter landscape with its yellow branches. With its clusters of white flowers, and creamy white fruit, Yellow Twig (Flaviramea) Dogwood is one of the more photogenic conservation plants. It was selected not for its ornamental qualities, but for its ability to form roots along its branches where they touch the ground. This characteristic makes Yellow Twig Dogwood an excellent choice for planting on stream-banks and slopes to control erosion. Thickets created by the shrub’s rooting stems provide wildlife cover, and its fruits are eaten by a variety of birds. It is also appropriate for use in windbreaks, shrub borders, and landscape plantings.
The winter landscape is incomplete without the presence of Yellow Twig-Dogwoods. Their stately, yet elegant stems, vibrant color and imposing form in the garden is remarkable. What’s more impressive is their adaptability and ease of growth. They are tolerant of most soils, are drought tolerant once established and the ability to recover from almost being mowed down to the ground each spring and produce brightly colored stems the following winter is extraordinary. From a plant production point of view, they root easily from natural layers (when stems come into contact with the soil and begin forming roots) and a ecological restoration technique called ‘live-staking’, where sections of mature stems are simply plunged into a container or directly into the ground and root. These cut stems are also prized by florist and the slimmest stems are used for basket-weaving.
If you’re looking to attract Birds and Wildlife to your landscape, look no further than DeGroot’s plant group. The characteristics that make these species so visually appealing – showy flowers, stunning fruit, winter color – are some of Nature’s most powerful draws for the animal kingdom. Turn your yard into a naturally balanced eco-system! Whether you choose one variety or one of each, you’re sure to enjoy these plants for a lifetime. They provide food, shelter and nesting. Plant your backyard sanctuary today!