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Alternate-leaved Dogwood, Pagoda Dogwood
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen tree. Can also work as an understory tree.|
|Propagation:||Seed or softwood cuttings.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
Birds and small mammals consume the fruit.
Larval host for cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) and spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon).
Attracts long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Slope forest, upland hardwood forest. Bluffs, creek forests.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures