Alternate-leaf dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
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Latin (scientific) name: Cornus alternifolia
Common English name: Alternate-leaf dogwood
Other names: Pagoda dogwood
French name: Cornouiller à feuilles alternes
Grows on well-drained soils on forest edges, along streams, and on swamp borders.
This species is planted as an ornamental and as a source of food for birds.
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
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