The Pagoda Dogwood exhibits 3-4" flat clusters of small white flowers in spring. Following the flowers the fruit begins to develop. Pagoda Dogwood fruit are small blue-black berries that add considerable color in summer as they mature.
The bird kingdom relishes the fruits of the Pagoda Dogwood. Dogwood berries are eaten by over 98 species of birds. These include: bluebirds, brown thrashers, cardinals, cedar waxwings, flickers, gray catbird, mockingbirds, robins, song sparrows, thrushes, vireos and woodpeckers.
The fall foliage color of the Pagoda Dogwood is a deep burgundy
The plant form adds a great deal of interest to the winter landscape.
Pagoda Dogwood is native to much of the upper Midwest. The Pagoda Dogwood likes full sun to half shade, and a moderate amount of water.
Pagoda dogwoods grow best in cool, shady areas and prefer moist, acidic, well-drained soil.
They are known to be very drought sensitive and decline when grown in hot, dry sites. If a Pagoda dogwood is in a protected, shady spot, be sure to water it in periods of drought.