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Alternate Leaf Dogwood Seeds - 20 Count


Alternate-Leaf Dogwood
Cornus alternifolia
Pagoda Tree, Pagoda Dogwood

Description : Alternate-leaf dogwood is native to Newfoundland through the New England States to the Florida Panhandle, extending west to the northern shores of Lake Superior and eastern Minnesota and south through the Midwest States to Arkansas and Mississippi.
Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Habit : Deciduous
Growth Rate : Slow to moderate
Site Requirements : Sun to partial shade; range of soil types but prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture: Medium
Form : Spreading, horizontal branches; branches parallel to the ground creating a layered look
Height : 15 to 25'
Width : 15 to 30'
Leaf : 2 to 5" alternate leaves; maroon to reddish purple fall color
Flower/Fruit : Clusters of greenish white flowers in late summer; fragrant; purplish black berries on red stems
Comments : Disease resistance; fibrous, spreading root system; keep root zone cool
Discussion : Alternate-leaf dogwood is often referred to as pagoda dogwood in the landscape industry because of its growth habit, as opposed to its origins. Trees such as this who grow in the shady forest understory adapt this type of horizontal growth pattern to take advantage of sunlight filtering through the canopy overhead. It generally attains heights of 25 - 40 feet, with a similar spread. Alternate-leaf dogwood grow best on well-drained, deep soils and is found in moist woodlands, along forest margins and on stream and swamp borders. Look for creamy-white flowers in spring and very dark blue fruits in the fall. 

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  • Model: DOGWOOD-ALD
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2lbs
  • 7134 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: 4FH - Organic & Naturals

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