Seeds from Cornus alternifolia, also known as Green Osier, Alternateleaf dogwood, Alternate Leaf Dogwood, Golden Shadows Pagoda Dogwood, and Green Osi. This versatile tree can live anywhere from full sun to full shade. What a trooper. Growing up to about 30 feet tall, this tree has white blossoms from late Spring until early Summer. The roots of this plant can be mixed with vinegar to produce a brown dye. This tree is a larval host for the Spring Azure butterfly, and the Cecropia silkmoth. The wood is hard and heavy and can be used to make several things. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8.