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Pagoda Dogwood

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Large Ornamental Shrub with Fragrant Spring Flowers

Pagoda Dogwood, 'Cornus alternifolia', is a large ornamental shrub, or small tree. It is known for having irregular tiers of branches forming a somewhat horizontal plant. Pagoda Dogwood reaches a maximum height of around 25 feet. 

Pale yellow flowers appear in May and are followed by blue-black fruit. The fragrant flowering that occurs in late May and early June and are considered  moderately showy.

Pagoda Dogwood prefers cool, moist, acidic soils and partial shade is ideal, but full sun is acceptable if the site is not hot and dry. It does perform best in colder climates.

The older bark is gray brown and lightly ridged and furrowed with the younger bark being smooth and reddish brown. The fruit stalks remain and turn a pleasing coral red color in late winter. This shrub is disease resistant and has a fibrous, spreading root system.  

* 4 season interest
* Thrives in cold weather
* Fragrant spring flowers
* Summer fruit
* Coral red color in winter


Pagoda Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Cornus alternifolia
Foliage Medium to Dark Green
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pale Yellow
Fall Color Red