University of Rhode Island

Cornus alterniflora

Pagoda Dogwood

Small spreading tree with distinct horizontal layers of branches. Clusters of creamy white flowers in mid to late spring. Reddish purple fall foliage. Prefers moist acidic cool soil and partial shade. Cold hardy. Native to RI. 15-20' x 20-25'.

Image courtesy of Oregon State University

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

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