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Swida alternifolia

pagoda dogwood, alternate leaf dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Sometimes called pagoda dogwood, this species forms distinctly separate tiers of branches, each ascending tier narrower than the last. Attracting birds with its blue berries in fall, this species is not affected by dogwood anthracnose.

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Height: 10-20 ft
Spread: 6-15 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


pagoda dogwood - Swida alternifolia from Native Plant Trust
pagoda dogwood - Swida alternifolia from Native Plant Trust
pagoda dogwood - Swida alternifolia from Native Plant Trust