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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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$21.99

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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

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.