A picture of a Yellow-stemmed dogwood

Yellow-stemmed dogwood

Cornus stolonifera 'Cardinal'

Also known as

Red osier dogwood, American dogwood, Dogwood

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

4.5m

1m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Yellow-stemmed dogwood Overview

An upright deciduous perennial shrub native to East-North America. Spreads into large clumps. Oval to lanceolate leaves are dark green falling a brilliant bright red and the tree remains red through winter as stems and branches are also reddish in colour. Single flowers are reddish dull white and appear in mid summer along side reddish fruit.

How to propagate Yellow-stemmed dogwood

Layering

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

Seed

Cuttings

By hardwood cuttings in winter.

Other uses of Yellow-stemmed dogwood

Banks, hedging