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Cornus alternifolia

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pagoda dogwood

 
FAMILY Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
RANGE NL to FL, west to MB & AR
HABIT Shrub
LANDSCAPE USES Unlike all other dogwoods, Cornus alternifolia (alternateleaf dogwood) has alternate rather than opposite leaves. Another common name, pagoda dogwood, alludes to the flat-topped crown, with horizontal layers of branches. Bitter berry-like fruits are consumed in quantities in fall and winter by wildlife.
GROWTH FORM Upright
LEAF TYPE Deciduous
HARDINESS USDA Zone 3 (Coldest zone where hardy)
SOIL Cool, moist, acid, well drained
SUN REQUIREMENTS Partial shade | Shade
FLOWERS Cream; white (Fragrant)
FRUIT Blue; black
FOLIAGE COLOR Green | Red-Violet (In fall)
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Butterfly Attractant | Bird Attractant | Fall Color | Growth Habit

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1 306/89*B 1989 South Arboretum - Dogwood Collection

Flowering

When Cornus alternifolia has been observed flowering at The New York Botanical Garden

  Flowering by Week 1 to 52
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Fruiting

When Cornus alternifolia has been observed fruiting at The New York Botanical Garden

  Fruiting by Week 1 to 52
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