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Cornus alternifoliaCornus alternifolia

alternate-leaf dogwood, pagoda dogwood

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 15-25'
Spread: 15-35'
Flowers: May-Jun.; creamy white
Fruit: Jul.-Aug.; bluish black; berry
Fall color: maroon

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 5.8-7.5
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

dry woods and rocky slopes; rich woodlands and forest margins

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

used by 64 wildlife species; 43 bird species; keep root zone moist and acidic; tolerates full sun; young stems often purple



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/427.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004