Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood, Cornus alternifolia, is named for its decidedly horizontal/tiered branching. Also called Alternate Leaf Dogwood, it is the only Dogwood with alternate rather than opposite leaves. This excellent landscape shrub is a wildlife …

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Plants 1 Gallon Pot
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SKU
92710-GL
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 12' - 25'
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 12'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Benefits Birds, Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Pagoda Dogwood, Cornus alternifolia, is named for its decidedly horizontal/tiered branching. Also called Alternate Leaf Dogwood, it is the only Dogwood with alternate rather than opposite leaves. This excellent landscape shrub is a wildlife favorite that supports an array of pollinators, moths and other insects, while the berries are popular with birds. A deciduous shrub or small understory tree, it prefers partial sun, a moist well-drained site, and a rich soil that is somewhat acidic. Fragrant white flower clusters in spring are followed by a grand display of dark blue berries on red stems. The leaves turn a soft maroon color in the fall.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
Make sure this plant has consistent moisture and has at least some shade - afternoon shade is best.