Years ago, I purchased a very small tree that was only 6 to 8 inches tall. It was a 'Golden Shadows' Pagoda Dogwood. It had beautiful leaf color and I could see it growing in my yard. It continues to grow and get bigger in the garden and one day I hope to see it flower. I had it growing in a previous garden and when we moved, I dug it up and moved it which slowed it down in growth. It will eventually grow to 10 to 12 feet in width and height. It has been happy in its new home and has grown to about 6 feet and that leaf color just glows in the garden.
This tree makes a wonderful focal point in a garden or it can be planted in a mixed border. It is deciduous and blooms in the spring with small white flowers. This is a zone 3-8 tree that prefers moist, acidic, well drained soil and filtered light. It has a beautiful branching habit that looks great in the garden and it is also deer resistant, which in my mountain home, that is a plus!