Cornus Alba ‘Aurea’ , 2 Litre Pot


Cornus alba ‘Aurea’ – 2 Litre Pot

Plant Fact File:

  • Plant Type: Deciduous Shrub
  • Form: 2 Litre Pot
  • Common Name: Golden-Twig Dogwood
  • Foliage: Yellow, variegated
  • Mature Height: 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
  • Mature Spread: 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 3-7


Cornus alba ‘Aurea,’ commonly known as Golden-Twig Dogwood, is a deciduous shrub known for its vibrant yellow, variegated foliage. This cultivar is valued for the golden-yellow stems that provide winter interest, especially against a backdrop of snow. In the spring, flat-topped clusters of small white flowers appear, followed by blue-white berries in the late summer.

Key Features:

  • Foliage: The bright yellow, variegated foliage adds a splash of color to the landscape.
  • Winter Interest: The golden-yellow stems stand out in the winter landscape, providing visual interest during the dormant season.
  • Mature Size: With a mature height and spread of 6-8 feet, this shrub forms a dense and rounded shape.
  • Soil and Aspect: ‘Aurea’ prefers moist, well-drained soil and can thrive in full sun to partial shade.
  • Hardiness: This cultivar is hardy in USDA zones 3-7, making it suitable for a range of climates.

Planting Tips:

  1. Choose a location with well-drained soil and adequate sunlight.
  2. Water regularly, especially during dry periods, to maintain soil moisture.
  3. Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage vibrant stem color and maintain the desired shape.
  4. Consider planting in groups or as a hedge for a striking visual impact.

Please note that the provided information is based on general knowledge of Cornus alba ‘Aurea’ and may vary based on specific conditions and local recommendations.

Additional information




White, Yellow