Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

  • Size: 15’-25’ Tall and 20’-30’ Wide
  • Growth Habit: Horizontal branching with slight upward turn at ends.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Light Requirements: Full sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Requirements:  Prefers acidic, organically rich, moist  but well-drained soils.
  • Appeal:  The Pagoda Dogwood cultivar is distinguished by its alternate leaves and white small clusters of flowers that bloom in late spring. It has a display of tiered horizontal branches reminiscent of pagoda architecture. It will develop blue or black fruits in late summer months. The leaves will turn a burgundy red color with tints of yellow in the fall before dropping its leaves for winter. Deer resistant and tolerant to juglone.