Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: White

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 8-10 m (26-32 ft)


The perfect shrub for all seasons. In the spring it is covered with clusters of small, white flowers. By September the bush is covered with clusters of small, dark, blue fruit and reddish-purple leaves. The horizontal branches give the tree a unique layered appearance in winter.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email