Pagoda Dogwood - Transplant Candidate - August 2022
Last year, I bought and planted a small, native Pagoda Dogwood tree in our backyard close-to/near our firepit area. It was tucked in right on the curve that transitions from our Hicks Yew hedge (in formation) and the firepit border and I thought (at the time) that it would provide a nice little focal point there - and grow up/over the Hicks Yew hedge to both provide screening and a little sense of placemaking by the firepit.
The small tree managed through the Winter (I protected it from the dang rabbits with a Chicken Wire hoop) and leaf'd out this year. The leaves are quite nice and interesting. It has put on growth - a little up, but plenty out. That means that - for now - it is crowding out the Hicks Yews and the hosta that are planted close to it.
Here, below, is a look at the situation. Pagoda Dogwood in the middle. Hosta of some unknown variety on the left. Small (but growing) Hicks upright Yews on the right. As the Dogwood has spread out, it starts to 'cover up' those other plants.
Below are a few more looks at the situation from different angles. First, you can see the spread of the Pagoda Dogwood below: