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Order: Cornales
   Family: Cornaceae
            Genus: Cornus
                        Specie: alternifolia

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Fertile, well-drained, neutral?acidic soil

Features: Mid-green leaves turn red to purple-red in autumn; whitish cream flowers; blue-black fruit

Uses: Autumn color Shrub borders Winter silhouette Specimen shrub

Zones: 3-7

Description: A native of eastern North America where it grows on dry slopes, this deciduous bushy shrub or small tree carries branches in irregular whorls that form flat horizontal tiers. It grows to about 20 ft (6 m). The tapering, pointed, mid-green leaves are alter

Growth Habit: Bushy habit with branches in horizontal tiers

Comments: Variegated cultivar available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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