SelecTree: Tree Detail

GOLDEN PACIFIC DOGWOOD
Cornus nuttallii 'Goldspot'

General Notes

Needs ample water. Has green leaves with gold spots.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Cornaceae

Additional Common Names

GOLDSPOT DOGWOOD, GOLDEN PACIFIC DOGWOOD

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Medium Green, Yellow or White, Red, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Orange or Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Red Brown, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 9 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 8.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers and Scales, Anthracnose, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus nuttallii 'Goldspot' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-nuttallii-goldspot >

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