Pagoda Dogwood Foliage - Spring 2022
I planted a tiny, native Pagoda Dogwood tree back by the fire pit area last Fall (October of 2021). I decided to protect this with a ring of chicken wire because I feared the dang rabbits would destroy it all Winter. This was the first Spring and it leaf'd out really early. See the photo below for the very interesting lined foliage that is adorned on all the tips of this tiny tree. NOTE: This is the tree that leaf'd out the fastest of any tree in our garden.
I took this photo in mid-May, but posting in June of 2022. So, call it mid-May for this tree reaching full leaf-out. Some of our other trees have broken buds, but none are full. (London Planetrees, Ginkos, Walnuts, Catalpas, Kentucky Coffee trees haven't broken bud just yet.) I'll water this in during the heat of the Summer with hopes that it grows up and out to provide a little bit of layering and screening back by the firepit.