Cornus sericea 'Silver and Gold'

Redosier Dogwood

Tips for Homeowners:

To maintain bright yellow stems cut back 3 or 4 of the oldest stems yearly.

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The yellow stems, the flowers and variegated foliage, and the adaptable nature of this shrub make it a really good all-purpose, all-season addition to the landscape.

  • Four-season interest!
  • Variegated leaves are green with cream-colored margin
  • Bright yellow winter stems

Excellent when planted in large groups or on its own in shrub borders and in naturalized plantings.

Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 8-10 ft
Zone: 3-8
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Redosier Dogwood:

An adaptable shrub that withstands a wide range of soils from ideal to wet and heavy, it's also a cultivar that lacks the aggressive spreading nature of some of its relatives. Prized for its versatility because it is extremely hardy and offers four seasons of interest.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Naturalizing
  • Focal Point
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Variegated
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • White


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water