Greenwich trees of wonder – Mary Hull’s Pagoda dogwood

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Mary Hull's lime hued dogwood is a little known species called

Mary Hull’s lime hued dogwood is a little known species called Cornus alternifolia – “Golden Shadows.”

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It’s a knockout – Mary Hull’s dogwood.  Its lime colored –  set against the green backdrop of Hull’s front yard. “It came as a spindly stick,” she said, and now its ten years old. “It’s a rare species of dogwood, a Cornus alternifolia, or its common name is ‘Golden Shadows’ – a Pagoda dogwood.”

It was discovered by Mary’s friend and garden designer Cary Greenwald. “It struggled,” said Mary, “It needed a lot of water. Husband Lloyd husbanded it with a hose. Greenwald’s Pagodas didn’t make it. Dogwoods need an acid soil.

 Mary Hull is exec. dir. of Greenwich Green & Clean and she keeps a very green garden that grows lime green this time of year.

 

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