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Cornus alba 'Aurea'
Red-stemmed Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Aurea'
Cornus alba 'Aurea'
Cornus alba 'Aurea'
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Native to parts of Siberia and Korea, Cornus alba 'Aurea' is a shrub with beautiful soft-golden foliage from spring until late summer which do not burn in strong sunlight. These leaves gradually turn lovely shades of pink and red in autumn.

In late autumn and winter the new shoots turn a fine, bright-red and these stems provide a great deal of winter colour until the following spring when the leaves re-emerge.

Supplied Size: 3L or 4L pot (approx 3 years old, 30 - 40 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Cornus alba 'Aurea' grows to be a large shrub, smaller if pruned back yearly.
    • Height: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if unpruned.
    • Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if unpruned.
  • Pruning: In our opinion, this plant is most attractive if pruned hard to about 30 - 40 cm above the ground early each spring. This will prevent it getting to large and rejuvenate the plant so the bright coloured stems appear each year.

Plant Video

A 3 - 4 year old Cornus alba 'Aurea' flowering in our gardens (late Sept 2016). This plant is pruned back to 1 ft above ground level each March and reaches a max height of approx 4 ft by the following autumn. The stems turn bright red in the winter months once the leaves fall.

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