Cornus 'Eddies White Wonder'
Common name: 
Eddie's White Wonder Dogwood
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, to 40 ft (12 m), dense habit, drooping, sometimes asymmetrical, correct by pruning.   Leaves rather large, 20 × 15 cm, good red fall color.  True flowers, which are sterile, form a small, spherical cluster which is surrounded by 4-6 large, rounded, and overlapping white bracts; a entire blossom may be over 10 cm across.
  • Part shade.  Best in well-drained, acid soils high in organic matter.  Often seems to produce a major side branch giving the tree a lopsided form. Prune to correct.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7     A cross of C. florida × C. nuttallii which was originated by nurseryman Henry M. Eddie of Vancouver, British Columbia.   Commercially propagated since 1955, patented in 1964 (PP2413) (Jacobson, 1996).
  • Corvallis: east side of Central Park, at middle entrance from 6th St.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side Library Quad, just east of a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
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  • opening flower buds, spring

    opening flower buds, spring

  • flower opening, May

    flower opening, May

  • plant habit, late spring flowering

    plant habit, late spring flowering

  • flowers


  • flowers


  • flower


  • flowers, comparison

    flowers, comparison

  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • leaf


  • leaves and fruit cluster, summer

    leaves and fruit cluster, summer

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • leaves and flower bud, fall

    leaves and flower bud, fall

  • plant habit, winter

    plant habit, winter

  • buds, winter

    buds, winter