Cornus alba 'Bud's Yellow'

Siberian Dogwood

Plant Type:


Cornus alba 'Bud's Yellow' - Bright green summer twigs metamorphose to a beautiful bright yellow as the foliage turns golden and drops in autumn. The yellow stems hold the showy yellow all through the winter until new growth occurs in spring. Solid green leaves emerge and develop rich, dark green as stems change back to bright green. Late spring brings flattened coins of white to cream white flowers which develop beautiful white berries... if you get to see them. The birds love them and will readily harvest them often before they mature. 'Bud's Yellow' is disease / canker resistant and very vigorous. Best stem color is on youngest wood so an annual pruning will provide you with the best winter interest. This will also keep your shrub shorter and fuller. 'Bud's Yellow' is a good contrast plant especially in the winter garden but is handsome and useful all-the-year-round. Fertile soil in full sun for best performance though it will tolerate some shade. It will even do well in sun planted on an embankment at pond's edge. Cornus alba originates in Asia, 'Bud's Yellow' was selected in Canada. Established pot grown shrub from cutting.

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5-8 ft


5-8 ft




(3)4 to 7(8?)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus alba 'Bud's Yellow'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Screen
  • Border
  • Accent
  • Labyrinth
  • Massing
  • Shrub Border
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Cutting Garden
  • Foundation
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting four seasons of interest. Many exhibit richly-colored winter wood, attractive flowers and pretty berries in blue or white. Most offer terrific fall foliage color. The cultivars that offer gorgeous winter bark are especially well-used as background to lower growing evergeens or as foreground shrubs set before conifers, their stem colors glowing in winter against a backdrop of green, black-green, yellow or blue. All that produce flowers and fruit are very fine choices for the wildlife enthusiast. The trees provide nesting spots. When shrubs are grouped together these also provide nesting opportunities for some species of sparrows and even catbirds among others. The trees and shrubs provide nectar for bees and many other pollinators when in flower. Birds relish the late season fruits. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rain events. All of our offerings are cutting grown.