When I first began growing Pagoda Dogwood, I lost many of them. At first I thought they didn’t transplant well even though they had great roots, but I found it wasn’t the roots but the location! The Pagoda likes a few hours of sun in the morning, protectio ... n from the west, and moist soil. The best looking one in my yard is next to a faucet and gets watered every two weeks if we don’t have rain. Pagoda displays very beautiful horizontal branching and white flowers in the spring. Birds relish the blue-black fruit in August. Maroon-red fall color. Since the plant grows fast, I recommend a #5 container size plant to start with.