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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

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

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