pagoda dogwood

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood) is a shrub or small tree that has a horizontal branching pattern. Fragrant white flowers appear in late spring to early summer.

C. alternifolia producec fruit in late summer that is favored by birds. This species is native to eastern North America.


Botanical Name Cornus alternifolia
Common Name pagoda dogwood
Family Cornaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 7
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest all seasons
Height and Spread 15-25 ft x 20-32ft (4.5-7.5m x 6-10m)
Flower Color Yellow-White
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden Bird Border – Columbus