Tried and True Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic
Layers of horizontal branches tapering in size toward the top give this highly prized ornamental tree its common name. This native of the understory of woods in the eastern United States is a favorite tree of ecologist and entomologist Doug Tallamy because of its value to pollinators and birds.
Print Version: Cornus alternifolia
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets