Alternateleaf Dogwood

Alternateleaf Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

Featured Plant Category: Focal point

Height: 15 to 25'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: Yellowish White

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Acidic, organically rich, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7

Other Names: Cornus alternifolia, Pagoda Dogwood, Alternate-leaved Dogwood, Green-osier dogwood

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Description

Alternateleaf Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) is an attractive small flowering tree that can grow 15-25′ high. It prefers medium, well-draining soil in part shade to full sun. Alternateleaf Dogwood is a popular landscaping tree due to its unique form. The horizontal branching pattern creates a distinctive layering effect that offers a pleasant contrast to the vertical lines of taller trees and architectural elements. The fragrant white flowers are small, and they bloom in attractive clustered cymes at the ends of the branches. In fall, the foliage turns reddish purple, and the blue-black fruit provides food for birds and small mammals. Alternateleaf Dogwood is a host plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly, pictured above.


 

Additional information

Height

15 to 25'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

Yellowish White

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Acidic, organically rich, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7

Other Names

Cornus alternifolia, Pagoda Dogwood, Alternate-leaved Dogwood, Green-osier dogwood

Shipping Information

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