Cornus alternifolia

alternate-leaved dogwood, pagoda dogwood

Cornaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      blue,black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Small specimen tree. Can also work as an understory tree.
Propagation: Seed or softwood cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. Larval host for cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) and spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon).
Native Habitats: Slope forest, upland hardwood forest. Bluffs, creek forests.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B