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Pagoda Dogwood-Wisconsin Native Plamt

Cornus alternifolia


Pagoda Dogwood


Benefits:    BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS
Height:    15 to 25 feet
Bloom Time:    May, June
Sun Shade:    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Zones:    5
Soil Conditions:    Loam
Soil Moisture:    Medium, Moist, Wet
Color:    White, Yellow
Spacing:    15 feet
Pagoda Dogwood is a small deciduous tree or large multi-stemmed shrub with distinctive tiered/layered horizontal branching which is upward-turned at the tips. It is native to both moist and dry forests, forest margins, stream banks and fields. It has small, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers bloom in flattened cymes in late spring. Flowers give way to bluish-black fruits on red stalks. Fruits mature in late summer.

Plant Care and Notes:

  Best performance occurs in cool summer climates.

  Provide consistent moisture and mulch root zone.