Cornus alternifolia/Alternate-leaved Dowoood
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Flowers and leaves appear in spring at the same time
Flowers are in small, flat-topped clusters followed by fruit that ripens and turns black in late summer
Fruit just beginning to ripen as a few berries are black
Part of a tree heavily laden with fruit clusters
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3, 4, 5, 7
Determine Your Zone
10 - 15 feet
Sun, Part Sun
Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
Branches killed back by twig blight. Will not tolerate bright sun when under stress from lack of water. Best reserved for plantings in cold climates where plants receive sufficient chilling to satisfy their dormancy requirements. Cannot tolerate the hot, humid South. Excellent as specimen plant and in mass plantings.
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