Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'
dogwood 'Eddie's White Wonder'
A large, rounded deciduous shrub to 6m, with ovate leaves turning red and purple in autumn. Flower-heads to 12cm in width, in late spring, with usually four overlapping broad white bracts. Shortlisted for the Chelsea Plant of the Centenary for the decade 1963-1972
4–8 metresTime to ultimate height
20–50 yearsUltimate spread
2.5–4 metresGrowing conditions
Moist but well–drained, Well–drainedpH
Acid, NeutralColour & scent
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
Exposed or Sheltered Hardiness
Native to the UK
Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour
How to grow
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. For more advice, see flowering dogwood cultivation
Propagate by grafting or semi-hardwod cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City and courtyard gardens
Patio and container plants
Cottage and informal garden
Generally pest-free but may be susceptible to horse chestnut scale
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