Exposure: Shade-part sun Soil: Medium Mature Height: 15-25 feet Mature Width: 15-25 feet
Notable Features:The Pagoda Dogwood likes a few hours of sun in the morning, protection from the west, and moist soil. It displays very beautiful horizontal branching and white flowers in the spring. Birds relish the blue-black fruit in August. Maroon-red fall color. Beautiful as a specimen shrub or at the corner of a house in a shady location.
Attracts: The nectar and pollen of the flowers attract many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies. The short-tongued bee, Andrena fragilis, is an oligolectic visitor of the flowers. Many insects feed on the leaves, wood, and other parts of Cornus spp. (Dogwood shrubs). These species include moth caterpillars, caterpillars of the butterfly Celastrina argiolus (Spring/Summer Azure), long-horned beetles, leaf beetles, plant bugs, and aphids.