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
|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|