Cornus 'Eddies White Wonder'
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)