During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. Which means that even thought they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Wednesday.
These large, dark greened, glossy leaved Pagoda Dogwood, with its showy, aromatic, clustered, tiny white, spring flowers appearing in May. In summer, the blue-black fruit on red pedicles held above the layered foliage is an impressive sight and persists for about a month. The Pagoda has unique horizontally layered branching that makes it a true specimen in anyone?s landscape. Its attractive early purple fall color gives this plant multi-season interest in the landscape.
The Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) is a native plant that grows from the Mississippi River east from Zones three to seven. It grows in woods, thickets and on rocky slopes where it forms a small clump tree. It has been cultivated since 1880 and it is the only hardy dogwood tree in Minnesota. Although it grows naturally as a multi-stemmed shrub, it is commonly found as a single-stemmed tree about 25-feet high with a spread of about 20-feet.
Pagoda dogwoods grow best in cool, shady areas and prefer moist, acidic, well-drained soil. They are known to be very drought sensitive and decline when grown in hot, dry sites.
A good home landscape site would be under a large tree with other shrubs and perennials. The result will be an ornamental tree pleasing to the homeowner?s senses and a good source of food for the birds.
The Pagoda ships this spring as an 12-18'', easy to plant, 2 year old branched transplant. Book your order NOW! Don?t be disappointed and miss the opportunity to own this one. Limited supply
Flowering: Blooming Fruiting: Fruit Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate Light requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun and shade Plant Group: Shrub, Tree Plant Type: Deciduous Plant Zone: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7 Size at Maturity: 20 - 30 ft