alternate-leaf dogwood, pagoda dogwood - Cornaceae Cornus alternifolia

Taxonomy

FamilyCornaceae
GenusCornus
Speciesalternifolia
Common Namealternate-leaf dogwood, pagoda dogwood
iTree CodeCOAL2

Plant Form

FormSmall tree or shrub: layered crown
Height25 feet
Spread15 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageround to oval with distinct arched veins, smooth edgeLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksmooth with gray/brown streaks on green; slight ridges with age
Budterminal bud purple, smooth to hairy, two valve-like scales (valvate)Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twiggreen, red, purple turning gray with age
Flowersmall, white, fragrant on red stem
Fruitstarts green mature to a dark purple on red-stalk
Fall Colorred, purple

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin4.0SoilIntolerant
Max5bMax7.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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