Pacific dogwood (cornus nuttallii - Barrick)
I am hoping to plant a flowering tree in section of yard that gets South/SE exposure for about 4-5 hours a day (between my house and my neighbor). The area has these characteristics:
1. More shade close to the ground
2. Low chance of being watered during the summer drought
3. Typical clay/glacial till soil under an inch or so of organic material
4. Largely protected from winds in all directions.
A native Pacific Dogwood seemed to the criteria for that area, specifically the Barrick cultivar that appears to also rebloom in September or so (a bonus!)
I was hoping to get feedback from the experienced folk here on the feasibility of growing a native dogwood (in particular in conditions like I outlined above) - in particular, the Barrick variety. How concerned should I be about anthracnose affecting the tree?