Common Name: Alternate-leaved Dogwood
Latin Name: Cornus alternifolia
Type: Large Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun to Shade
Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist
Tolerances: Compaction, Juglones
Description: Attractive horizontal layering of branches and deep green leaves support flat-topped clusters of cream-coloured flowers. Blue berries appear on red stems come summer, attracting a variety of birds, such as Gray Catbirds, Cedar Waxwings and Grosbeaks.
Planting Notes: Plant in part shade below large trees to create different heights and variety in your yard.
Other Notes: Usually single-stemmed, this shrub can also be considered a small tree. It is the only Dogwood variety with alternate leaves.