Pagoda Dogwood

 
 

The Pagoda Dogwood is an excellent small tree or large shrub that can be grown either as a single or multi-trunked specimen. The Pagoda Dogwood has a unique layered branching structure.

The unique branching structure accounts for its name. The Pagoda Dogwood exhibits a crown form that is oval to round. The Pagoda Dogwood is a tree form Dogwood that can attain heights of 25 feet on good sites.

The Pagoda Dogwood has white flowers will cover the tree, and the young stems have a bluish color to them.

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.

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