Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda (Alternate leaf) Dogwood

This shrub is a native Ontario shrub that thrives in part-shade.  It has a graceful, tiered shape, with fluffy white blossoms in June, followed in late summer by dark blue berries on red stalks, and yellow, scarlet leaves in Autumn. It loves moist, well-drained soil and lots of humus. Fast growing.

Height: 25 feet

Sun Requirements: Part to full shade

Water Requirements: Normal to moist soils

Flowers: Fluffy white flowers in May-June

Attracts: Butterflies, squirrels, birds, bees

Important Butterfly Larval Host