Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'
Cornus florida 'White Cloud'
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25 years to reach maturity
Generally not harvested.
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Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud' Overview
Cornus florida 'White Cloud' is a deciduous tree or shrub species in the Cornaceae family. It develops a broad but conical shape with age. In late spring and early summer, it produces clusters of discrete green flowers that are surrounded by showy white bracts, giving a stunning display. Its commonly known by the name Eastern Flowering Dogwood and it grows well in full sun or partial shade. This species is considered to be the same plant genetically as Cornus florida f. rubra. It is more commonly marketed as a separate plant due to the distinct difference in bract colour. This plant produces white modified leaf structures around its small flowers, compared to the red-pink bracts seen in Cornus florida f. rubra. It displays attractive autumn colouration and is commonly grown for the stems as well as the flowers.
Common problems with Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'
Although generally disease-free they can suffer from Cornus anthracnose.
How to propagate Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'
Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.
Take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.
Special features of Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'
Although the green flowers are small, the 4 large coloured bracts surrounding them provide a lovely display.
Small red fruits can develop in autumn.
Leaves turn a purple red colour in autumn before falling.
Other uses of Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'
This low maintenance and shade-tolerant ornamental tree can be used as ground cover on banks and slopes.