Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia

An excellent landscape shrub, Pagoda Dogwood is 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 …

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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 15' - 25'
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 15' - 20'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Pollinators, Hummingbirds

An excellent landscape shrub, Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) is 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 dark blue berries on red stems. The leaves turn a soft maroon color in the fall. Pagoda Dogwood is a wildlife favorite that supports an array of pollinators, moths and other insects, while the berries are very popular with birds.

Named for its decidedly horizontal tiered branches, it is also known as Alternate Leaf Dogwood, as it is the only Dogwood with alternate rather than opposite leaves. 

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