Alternate-leaf Dogwood
  Maroon fall foliage; alternate leaves which is unusual for a dogwood.  The branches are distinctive tiered/layered horizontal creating a layered tiered look with upturned branches like a pagoda.  It has a fibrous, spreading root system and prefers when the root zone is kept cool.  Typically grows 15-25’ tall. It is native to both moist...
Botanical Name: Cornus alternifolia
Nom Français: Cornouiller à feuilles alterne


Bloom colour: White
Blooms: Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Shade
Plant Type: Tree
Height: Up to 35 feet (4 to 10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Understory of deciduous forests, thickets, open woods, hillsides and ravine slopes, along streams.
Water requirement: Low water requirement
Moderate Salt





Also known as Pagoda Dogwood, Green Osier, Blue Dogwood Provides cover and nesting sites. Dry, bitter berries are winter food for birds and mammals. Larval food source for Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta).
Native to Canada

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