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Pagoda Dogwood

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Cornus alternifolia

Flower Description:

Small white flowers in 2″ wide, flat-topped clusters. Clusters of bluish-black berries (drupes) and red peduncles (flower stalks); ripen in July.

Season BloomMay-Jun
HabitatFull sun, partial sun/shade with acidic, moist, well-drained soil.
CyclePerennial Woody
Leaf DescriptionSimple, alternate, oval leaves about 4" long; leaves are medium green with pale underside; leaf margins are wavy.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade, Sun