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Neon Burst™ Dogwood

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Neon Burst™ Dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Neil Z’)This amazing introduction features yellow to chartreuse foliage all summer long; great fall color in hues of purple, red, yellow, and orange; showy bright red stems in winter; excellent for bringing a splash of four-seasons color to the garden

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
5 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Cornus
Species:
alba
Cultivar:
ByBoughen
Flower Color:
cream
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
chartreuse
Fall Color:
gold
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed

Ornamental Features

Neon Burst™ Dogwood has attractive chartreuse foliage with hints of yellow which emerges coppery-bronze in spring on a plant with a round habit of growth. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold, red and deep purple in the fall. The scarlet branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Neon Burst™ Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Neon Burst™ Dogwood will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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