SelecTree: Tree Detail
EDDIE'S WHITE WONDER DOGWOOD
Cornus nuttallii × florida 'Eddie's White Wonder'
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
A hybrid between Cornus nuttallii × Cornus florida.
Needs ample water. This beautiful hybrid was discovered by Henry M. Eddie, a Vancouver, B.C. nurseryman in 1955. It tends to grow a little taller and has larger flowers than C. florida.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Spreading or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 40 feet.
Width: 15 - 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Oval, Green, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Orange or Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.
Bark Red Brown, Blocky.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 9 and 14 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers and Scales, Anthracnose, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus nuttallii × florida 'Eddie's White Wonder' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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