Golden Shadows pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) is the perfect small tree to accentuate your landscape or garden. Called "pagoda dogwood" because of its elegant, strongly horizontal branching, it offers not only a striking shape but also striking color. Each variegated leaf is a blend of greens and yellows that give it a glowing, illuminated look. In spring, lacy clusters of white flowers celebrate the season.
Golden Shadows dogwood does best in light shade, particularly in warmer climates. We offer this variety because there are few prettier small trees, and because the foliage of this native plant hosts the larvae of the spring and summer azure butterflies; flowers also welcome the American snout butterfly. What a great plant!
Plant size: 10-12' tall and wide
Light: part sun (4-6 hrs/day) is best
Water: Moist, well drained
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: Flowers attract American snout butterflies; foliage hosts spring and summer azure larvae.
Notable features: small tree, native, variegated.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Cornus alternifolia 'Wstackman' pp#11,287
I just planted two, but I'm optimistic that they'll flourish. I have multiple Pagoda Dogwoods around. The birds love the seeds and nearly always beat me to collecting for planting.
Arrived in PATHETIC shape. Not healthy, very small, overly packaged, impossible to get plastic off of it. I Coddled it along for 2 mos to no avail as of yet. We'll see. It will probably survive, but doubt it will thrive and grow, off to such a bad start.
I have ordered several plants online and this was by far, the worst. It came with no leaves and just a 4” tall stem.
Plant died within days, and I'm a pretty experienced gardener.
Hello Lisa! I'm sorry to hear your new plant didn't survive. We offer a 30 day guarantee and are happy to replace or refund all plants that don't survive their first 30 days in your garden. You can start a claim by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.