He costs 4 sun and barks at any nearby zombies, increasing the amount of damage they absorb from plant attacks. He is able to bark at any nearby zombie in any of the lanes he occupies.
Being a Tree, he occupies two tiles vertically and grows in three phases, gaining more health and bark power at each phase.
Dogwood is based on the dogwood, any of about 30–60 species of woody plants from the genus Cornus in the family Cornaceae; and the dog (Canis lupus familiaris), a subspecies of the wolf. Dogwood's name and canine appearance in a pun on the plant and animal he's based on.
The species of dogwood that Dogwood most resembles is the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), a species of dogwood native to eastern North America and northern Mexico, more specifically Dogwood resembles the "Amerika Touch-O-Pink" dogwood, a cultivar of the Florida flowering dogwood (Cornus florida subsp. florida) subspecies known for its bright pink flower petals, due to Dogwood's bright pink "fur".
The dog breed that Dogwood most resembles is the poodle, due to the fact that its "fur" is most prominent on the tips of his "ears" and "tail" as many poodles are portrayed with. Like Dogwood, many poodles in fiction and real life have also been shown with pink fur.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
Plant Food effect
Dogwood's Plant Food ability is named Howling Mad, Dogwood will unleash a loud howl which stuns all zombies on screen for a brief amount of time.
Dogwood's Tacobility is named Beware of Dog, Dogwood will now be able to attack zombies that get too close by biting them. Upgrading Dogwood with a taco will also make Dogwood instantly grow into his next growth phase.
- Dogwood and Gravitree are the only plants that do not have a Tacobility/end celebration animation.
- They are coincidentally both Trees.