Cornaceae

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda dogwood

Small tree up to about 8 m, initially with a broad pyramidal crown that later becomes round. The lateral branches are grouped in nearly horizontal layers on the trunk. Like C. controversa and unlike o… Read more

Important properties
Height: 6-8 m
Crown: round/spherical, half-open crown
Leaf: green
Flowers: cream-white, flowers in May
Multi-stem tree acid soil loamy soil peaty soil sandy soil tolerates no paving resistant to frost (WH 1 - 6) can withstand wind 3rd size, smaller than 6 metres half-open crown green white May average growing Conspicuous bloom valuable for butterflies provides food for birds non-toxic (usually) all species
Cornus-alternifolia
Cornus alternifolia
Small tree up to about 8 m, initially with a broad pyramidal crown that later becomes round. The lateral branches are grouped in nearly horizontal layers on the trunk. Like C. controversa and unlike other Cornus varieties, the leaf arrangement is alternate. The underside of the dark green leaf is bluish. In late spring, creamy white flowers in erect, flat corymbs appear along the entire length of the branches. They are followed by small, blue-black berries on conspicuous red stalks. Closely related to C. controversa and best regarded as a smaller version of this.
Specifications
Height:
6-8 m
Crown:
round/spherical, half-open crown
Bark and branches:
brown, green
Leaf:
green
Flowers:
cream-white, flowers in May
Fruits:
blue, black
Spines/thorns
None
Toxicity:
usually not toxic to people, (large) pets and livestock
Soil type:
loamy soil, sandy soil, peaty soil, acid soil
Leaf:
green
Paving:
tolerates no paving
Winter hardiness zone:
5b (-26,0 to -23,4 °C)
Wind resistance:
good
Other resistances:
resistant to frost (WH 1 - 6), can withstand wind
Fauna tree:
resistant to frost (WH 1 - 6), can withstand wind, provides food for birds
Application:
parks, tree containers, cemeteries, large gardens, small gardens
Shape:
multi-stem treem