Alternateleaf Dogwood

Cornus alternifolia


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Key Features

15 to 25'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May, June

Bloom Color

Yellow, White

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Acidic, organically rich, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Alternateleaf Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) is an attractive small flowering tree that can grow 15-25′ high. It prefers medium, well-draining soil in part shade to full sun. Alternateleaf Dogwood is a popular landscaping tree due to its unique form. The horizontal branching pattern creates a distinctive layering effect that offers a pleasant contrast to the vertical lines of taller trees and architectural elements. The fragrant white flowers are small, and they bloom in attractive clustered cymes at the ends of the branches. In fall, the foliage turns reddish purple, and the blue-black fruit provides food for birds and small mammals. Alternateleaf Dogwood is a host plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly, pictured above.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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