Pagoda Dogwood, Green Osier
Cornus alternifolia 'Golden Shadows'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: alternifolia (al-tern-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Shadows
Additional cultivar information:(PP11287, aka Wstackman)
Hybridized by Stackman
Registered or introduced: 1997

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Des Plaines, Illinois

Westfield, Indiana

Russell, Kentucky

Dracut, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Denville, New Jersey

Bronx, New York

Oyster Bay, New York

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Sarver, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Bothell, Washington

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 23, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Cornus alternifolia is a highly shade tolerant forest understory tree/shrub with beautifully tiered horizontal branching (in whorls). The flowers are attractive but not very showy---it's the chartreuse variegation of the foliage and the winter architecture that are its outstanding ornamental features.

It isn't drought tolerant and needs consistent moisture.
In many places---especially in the southern US---the leaves of this cultivar are said to burn with too much direct sun.

'W. Stackman' is the cultivar name. "Golden Shadows" is a trademark.