Pagoda Dogwood - Cornus alternifolia
Also called Alternate Leafed Dogwood
Features: The horizontal branches of this tree resemble the horizontal tiers of a pagoda, hence the name. Bees, moths, butterflies, beetles, and birds are drawn to its foliage and flowers. The tree’s dark blue berries are a meal for birds and chipmunks, while its leaves and twigs satisfy hungry rabbits.
Light: partial sun
Soil: moist to medium
Height: 15 ft.
Width: 10 to 15 ft.
Blooms: late spring
Flower color: white
Fall color: red leaves
Special note: pollinator hot spot, bird and butterfly host