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Neon Burst™ Dogwood

Cornus alba 'ByBoughen'

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Neon Burst™ Dogwood (Cornus alba 'ByBoughen') at Sargent's Gardens

Neon Burst™ Dogwood foliage

Neon Burst™ Dogwood foliage

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Brand:  First Editions

Description:

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

Ornamental Features

Neon Burst™ Dogwood has attractive chartreuse foliage with hints of yellow which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold, red and deep purple in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. 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.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Neon Burst™ Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features