Replacing Pagoda Dogwood tree(gold canker

Asked August 1, 2018, 8:54 AM EDT

Location gets sun from 1-5:30 pm. I would like another small tree. Wondering what would work best - fringe tree - service berry - yews - witch hazel - or hydrangea -or ??

Hennepin County Minnesota tree recommendations

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Those trees are all good options. It really depends on what you're looking for. Are you looking for something with a similar shape to the dogwood? Color? Fall and winter interest? I would also check out redbud and elderberry.

I would search for "understory trees" in zone 4 or check out the "shade tree" section of The Best Plants For 30 Tough Sites: https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/51549/08464.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

The MN Landscape Arboretum is also a great place to visit to see what a mature tree will look like.