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Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus alternifolia
Pagoda Dogwood form
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Fungal leaf spots and stem cankers are common.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 6 
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Mature Height: 15-25 Feet
Features: Clusters of small, white flowers in late spring; clusters of small, dark, blue-black fruit in summer; reddish-purple fall color; horizontal branches give the tree a unique layered appearance.
Culture: Partial shade to full sun; moist, well-drained soil; prefers acid soils, but tolerates alkaline soils.
Mature Form: Broad spreading
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:
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Patio.Patio
Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This species can be used as either a large shrub or a small tree.

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