Cornus florida ‘White Cloud’

Cornus florida ‘White Cloud’

Flowering dogwood

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

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Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Cornus florida 'White Cloud'
  • Common name: Flowering dogwood
  • Family: Cornaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Flowering dogwood, Cornus florida, is a small deciduous tree native to north and central America. It blooms in early spring, bearing tiny, yellow-green and insignificant blooms surrounded by four showy, pure white, bracts. These contrast with dark green leaves. In autumn the leaves turn a purple-red before falling, complementing bright red fruits loved by birds. 

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Cornus florida ‘White Cloud’ is a particularly lovely cultivar, bearing masses of creamy white flower bracts and bronze-tinged foliage. Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in a sheltered site in full sun. Pruning is not usually required. 

How to grow Cornus 'White Cloud'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Cornus 'White Cloud' and wildlife

Cornus 'White Cloud' is known for attracting birds. It has seeds for birds.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Cornus 'White Cloud' poisonous?

Cornus 'White Cloud' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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