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Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'

Cornus florida 'White Cloud'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

8m

5m

Min

6m

25 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

    Layering

    Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

    Seed

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.

    Special features of Eastern Flowering Dogwood 'White Cloud'

    Attractive flowers

    Although the green flowers are small, the 4 large coloured bracts surrounding them provide a lovely display.

    Attractive fruits

    Small red fruits can develop in autumn.

    Attracts bees

    Attracts butterflies

    Autumn colour

    Leaves turn a purple red colour in autumn before falling.

    Ground cover

    Hedge plant

    Winter colour

    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.