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Benthamidia florida ‘Autumn Gold’

Native Plants

Autumn Gold Flowering Dogwood

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Autumn Gold flowering dogwood is an outstanding selection with two notable characteristics that make it quite unique; golden-yellow fall foliage color and winter twigs that range from yellow to orange. Creamy-white flowering bracts in spring and glossy crimson fruit in fall add significantly to the quality of this cultivar. Autumn Gold flowering dogwood prefers well-drained, acidic soils and partial shade for the most abundant flowering and good health. Under these conditions, it typically reaches 15-25’ tall. This cultivar combines nicely with Callicarpa americana, Xanthorhiza simplicissima, Lindera benzoin, and a wide range of herbaceous perennials.

More Details

  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring, mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Other Scientific Names

    Cornus florida ‘Autumn Gold’

  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color

Additional Information

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