Cornus alternifolia


Common Name: alternate-leaf dogwood
Plant Type:Tree
Light (original): sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Height:10 to 25 feet
Width:6 to 15 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:N/A
Soil Type:moist to wet
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
Seed Ripens:summer
USDA Zones:3 to 8
Flower Colour:creamy-white clusters
Bloom Time:late spring
Comments:Birds love the berries. Horizontal tiered branching pattern.
Germination:Seed needs a period of warm, moist stratification followed by cold stratification and will germinate after being shifted back to warm, for example 70°-40°-70°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
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Picture Copyright: John Oyston