Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Pagoda dogwood
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Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
25 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
spreading form with wide, horizontal branches to the ground; 15-20’ tall; 25-30’ wide, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in June; bluish-black fruit on red stems in July that attracts birds; reddish-purple fall color; prefers partial shade; moist, well-drained, slightly acid, cool soils high in organic matter; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil, heat, air pollution, drought, and road salt; very susceptible to canker when stressed; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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