Cornus alternifolia (Fr: cornouiller à feuilles alternes | En: Pagoda dogwood )
This dogwood can grow to become showy small tree. It has an appearance of having distinct "levels" of branches which is quite unique. They also have large showy white flowers and later blue berries. Even the leaves are interesting with their bunched alternate arrangement with bronze colouring in spring. Truly this is one of the most attractive small trees in our region.
Habitat: Deciduous Forests
Height: 4-7 meters
Flowering: May to June
Sun requirements: Part shade
Moisture requirements: moderate to moist
Soil requirements: usually alkaline