Plant of the Week: Pagoda Dogwood Tree
By: Christina Timm
The Pagoda Dogwood Tree is a graceful small tree great for accenting an area in your landscape and creating a backdrop. It’s small tree nature also makes it possible to use as a large shrub. This tree provides beautiful foliage that fills out the tree’s midsection. It’s leaves, while dark-green during spring and summer, turn maroon red in fall. In the spring time you can expect beautiful white-yellow flowers around May followed by blue-black berries that are enjoyed by many different birds.
Light: Full Sun (6 hours of direct sunlight daily)
Size: 15-20’ Tall by 20-25’ Wide
Zone: 3-7 and hardy to -40 degrees
Special features: It white blooms in the spring provide beauty while its mid-summer fruit provides wildlife entertainment.