Cornus x ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ – Eddie’s White Wonder Dogwood

Botanical Name: Cornus x ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’

Alternate Botanical Name: Cornus nuttallii x florida

Dogwoods are beautiful and popular spring-blooming deciduous trees. They are planted for their spring flowers and fall colors. The flowers of the dogwood emerge before the foliage, providing a stunning display.

Eddie’s White Wonder Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii x florida) is an exemplar hybrid. It was developed in the 1950s as a cross between the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) and the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).

In early spring, Eddie’s White Wonder produces an abundance of huge, 4-inch-wide, white blossoms with an attractive tinge of light green on some of the false petals.

The flowers are composed of 4 to 6 overlapping false petals. What look like petals on the dogwood flowers are actually bracts. These are modified leaves, often growing much smaller on other plant species.

Eddie’s White Wonder Dogwood has an attractive, layered growth pattern that becomes pyramidal. The tree’s width is fairly narrow, not reaching more than 15 feet. It grows taller than many ornamental dogwoods, reaching around 25 feet in height.

Minimal pruning is needed, and cuts should be made carefully so as to preserve the beautiful branching structure. This hybrid tree is resistant to diseases such as anthracnose.


Height: 25 ft.
Width: 15 ft.
Shape: Upright, Pyramidal to Oval
Flower Color: White with tinges of Green
Flowering Time: April-June
Fall Color: Rich red
Features: Spring flower display, summer red/orange berries, bright fall color
Exposure: Part Sun to Part Shade – morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal
Watering: Moderate & Regular
Soil: Moist but well-drained soil, high in organic matter, acidic
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate (can grow up to 2 ft. per year)
USDA Zones: 5-9
Uses: Shade tree, specimen/accent tree, massed plantings, narrow areas, street tree
Similar Trees: Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa), Stellar Pink® Dogwood (Cornus x ‘Rutgan’), Milky Way Dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’), Venus® Dogwood (Cornus x kousa ‘Venus’), Cherokee Chief Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Chief’)

Additional information


Oval, Pyramidal, Upright

Flower Color

Green, White

Flowering Time

April, June, May

Fall Color


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Accent Tree, Mass Planting, Narrow Areas, Shade Tree, Specimen Tree, Street Tree

USDA Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Mature Height


Mature Width



Partial Shade, Partial Sun

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