Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'
Common name: Golden twig dogwood, green-barked dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' is a shrubby dogwood whose golden yellow stems provide interest on the Winter Walk. It is often cut back to the ground every year to encourage suckers. The flowers are insignificant. Its parent, Cornus sericea, has red stems, and is also found in this area. The epithet 'sericea' means 'silky,' referring to the leaves. 'Flaviramea' comes from the Latin word, flavus, which means 'yellow.'Formerly known as C. stolonifera.
Stems: Plant Image Library from Boston, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Shrub: Photo by David J. Stang / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)