Shady Shrub Area
Pagoda dogwoods are small deciduous trees/large multi-stemmed shrubs with distinctive tiered/layered horizontal branching which is upward-turned at the tips.
Wide, flat-topped clusters of fragrant, white-cream flowers become clusters of dark blue fruit. Bright yellow leaves with a splotch of emerald-green in the center turn pink/reddish-purple in fall. Provide consistent moisture, afternoon shade and a winter mulch. Attracts birds, butterflies and small mammals.
Although the leaves of most species of dogwood are opposite, those of pagoda dogwood are alternate, hence the other common name of alternate-leaf dogwood.
Note: Like most variegated plants, occasional reversions to the original green form may occur. These should be pruned out as needed.
Height: 10-12 ft.
Spread: 10-12 ft.
Bloom time: May to June
Sun: full sun to part shade
photo credit: Proven Winners
a Proven Winners plant