Light: Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day, or filtered light all day)
Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do. Avoid excessively wet or excessively dry conditions.
Water: Average water needs.
Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring using a granular (not liquid) fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose or tree fertilizer. One application a year is sufficient in most areas. However, if you are starting with a very small plant, you may wish to fertilize monthly through late July to encourage more rapid growth.
Pruning: Little needed. You may selectively prune out branches to achieve a desired shape and habit as needed, but Golden Shadows dogwood should take on an attractive form without the need for pruning or training.