Alternate-leaved Dogwood


Common Name: Alternate-leaved Dogwood

Latin Name: Cornus alternifolia

Type: Large Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun to Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

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.