Cornus controversa 'June Snow'
Common name: 
June Snow Giant Dogwood
KOR-nus kon-tro-VER-sa
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree, at maturity about 30 ft (9 m) tall and 40 ft (12 m) wide, horizontal branches, rounded.  Leaves simple, alternate, dark green; fall color can range from orange-yellow, red, purple-red to purple.  Small creamy-white flowers borne in late-May or June, in flat-topped clusters held above the leaves.  Fruit (6 mm diam.), abundant, blue-black.
  • Sun, part shade, moist soil.  Grows rapidly.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Appears to be the most common non-variegated selection of Giant Dogwood.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: front of Weatherford Hall.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves

  • plant habit and leaves, fall

    plant habit and leaves, fall

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • branches and leaf, fall

    branches and leaf, fall