Cornus alternifolia has a distinctive layered branching structure. This distinct form is best highlighted in winter when leaves do not hide their shape. It will appreciate afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Good shrub for colder zones (3 & 4).
Very easy to grow, and will adapt to most conditions. Fertilize in the spring with a slow release fertilizer. No pruning is needed generally, as it should be allowed to assume its natural layered look.
Our plants are all grown in plantable fiber pots that grow incredibly vigorous plants, eliminate transplant shock, and are 100% biodegradable. They have tremendous advantages over plastic pots.