GOLDEN SHADOWS®

Dogwood - Pagoda

Cornus alternifolia

'Wstackman'

USPP 11,287

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  • Variegated foliage
  • Elegant, striking habit
  • Year-round interest
Description

Elegant structure and color. Golden Shadows® is a beautiful pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) noted for its distinctive color and elegant, horizontal habit. Its large heart-shaped leaves are bright yellow, dotted with an irregular green thumbprint, and the new growth flushes reddish orange in cool conditions. Attractive lacy white flowers in spring add to its charm. Happiest in filtered shade - a boon for such sites!

USDA Zone
3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Part sun
Height
10 - 12'
Width
10 - 12'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Variegated
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Prefers moist, acidic, well drained soil and filtered shade. Keep roots cool and moist.

Pruning

Naturally strong horizontal habit needs little, if any pruning to attain a pleasing shape. Prune selectively as needed in early spring (though note this will remove any flowers on the pruned growth).

Uses

Specimen plant; mixed borders.

Growing Tips

Filtered light is best; can be grown in full shade, though variegation will not be as intense. Avoid very sunny sites, particularly in warmer climates.