Pagoda Trees

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  1. Growing Trees in Containers
  2. Pagoda dogwood dropping leaves
  3. what to do in spring with last years flower.
Asked by 8233rox on March 2, 2011
Growing Trees in Containers

Is it possible to grow Pagoda Dogwood in a container?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can grow any tree in a container, but it becomes a question of if you can provide the room and the water it needs when growing in a container. Pagoda Dogwoods do tend to stay smaller and they are used in bonsai culture, so it should respond well to root pruning and other pruning, should it ever get to large.

They grow slowly at first, so I think even without having to prune, you should be fine growing it in a large container for a few years.

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Asked by Beverly on August 2, 2015
Pagoda Dogwood Dropping Leaves

Planted spring 2015, good healthy looking specimen. On southeast side of house with some shade from a few other shrubs but not crowded. Did well, then started getting red leaves and many have dropped. Do not see anything wrong with stalk or branches and no visible bugs, etc. Clay soil but added garden soil and compost at planting time. Is it a goner?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Here is an article that will help you that discusses dogwood leaf drop:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/dogwood-leaf-drop.htm

Happy gardening!

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Asked by Anonymous on February 3, 2018
What to Do in Spring With Last Years Flower.

Our Red pagoda was brought to us from central Florida to our home in Dallas, TX area. We had the plant for 1 blooming season, and I am not sure how old it is. It had (has) two beautiful full flowers. It is a little over 5 feet tall, and has sprung a baby in the pot (a
about 15″ round). It gets full morning sun till about 2:00 PM.
Question; What do we do with last years flowers. They are still on the stalk. Do I cut them off, or does the plant drop the flower off on its own, Many, many good comments, and humming birds and bees love them.
We will await your answer. Dick Dildine, Plano, TX, dickdildine@yahoo.com

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I am not very familiar with this species, but the plant and its flowers look healthy, so I think it's fine to leave the flowers on as long as you and the hummingbirds and bees are still enjoying them. The flowers will eventually either drop off, or if conditions are right, produce seed and then drop off by themselves.

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