Cornus alternifolia Golden Shadows

Pagoda Dogwood, Dogwood

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 10-12' (Plant 6-8' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Patent: #11,287
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Horizontal branching produces a unique shrub with a tiered effect. Bold gold foliage boasts an emerald green "thumbprint" center. Lacy white fragrant flowers, characteristic of most Cornus shrubs, appear in spring. Performs best in some shade.

Features to Note:

  • Fragrant
  • Winter Interest
  • Shade Tolerant

Cornus General Information:

Cornus alternifolia has a distinctive layered branching structure. This distinct form is best highlighted in winter when leaves do not hide their shape. It will appreciate afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Good shrub for colder zones (3 & 4).

Cornus Plant Care:

Very easy to grow, and will adapt to most conditions. Fertilize in the spring with a slow release fertilizer. No pruning is needed generally, as it should be allowed to assume its natural layered look.

$17.95 ea.
(3+) $17.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: COGS