University of Illinois Extension
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Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus alternifolia
Pagoda Dogwood flowers
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Potential for leaf spot, twig blight and canker. This is a large shrub that has potential to grow into a small tree; regular pruning will be needed to maintain it as a shrub.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 12-20 Feet
Mature Width: 12-20 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers in flat topped clusters in late spring; small, purplish-black fruit in clusters, on red stalks in late summer; autumn color is a mild reddish purple.
Culture: Full sun to shade; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, tolerates slightly alkaline soil.
Mature Form: Broad with a distinctly horizontal habit due to strongly horizontal branching; the branches give the plant a layered look.
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
 
Additional Notes:

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