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Zombie's Worst Friend

Dogwood is an Epic Support Tree plant introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 3. He barks at zombies to increase the amount of damage dealt to them, as well as growing in three phases.

About

Dogwood is the first Tree the player obtains, being unlocked after beating Floor 9 of Devour Tower.

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.

Origins

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.

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.

Dogwood's name and canine appearance in a pun on the plant and animal he's based on.

Almanac Entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Dogwood
Epic Scrapper Tree
Dogwood3
Sun PvZ3 Barks at zombies, making them take
extra damage from all attacks. Grows
bigger over time, and barks get stronger.
Chonky!
4
Health
1K
Growth Speed
60 s
Cooldown
22 s





Strong against:
PvZ3 icon threat Stealth PvZ3 icon threat Flying PvZ3 icon threat Armored
Effective against:
Dog Walker PvZ3 portrait Cell Phone Zombie PvZ3 portrait Pitchfork Zombie PvZ3 portrait Funeral Crashers PvZ3 portrait

Upgrades

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.

Tacobility

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.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Dogwood and Gravitree are the only plants that do not have a Tacobility/end celebration animation.
    • They are coincidentally both Trees.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Squash · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit · Lemon-Aid
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
Others Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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