Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 15-25'
Mature Width - 22-37'
Longevity - Initially slow, medium when established.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Clusters of yellowish white, extremely fragrant flowers, borne in flat-topped, 1.5-2.5" diameter cymes. 7-10 days in May-early June.
Fruit - Drupe, bluish black, bloomy, 0.25-0.33" across, July-August, not long lasting. Fruit changes from green to red, then to blue-black at maturity.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Usually not outstanding, but can be reddish purple.
Bark - First and second year stems are often lustrous brown to purple; older bark is gray and slightly ridged-and-furrowed.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Fibrous root system transplant best as a young plant; requires moist, acid, well-drained, cool soil; prefers a partially shaded situation, though has been observed in full sun locations.
Native Habitat - New Brunswick to Minnesota south to Georgia and Alabama. Introduced 1760.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus alternifolia.