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Cornus nuttallii


Pacific Dogwood


Cornus nuttallii - Pacific Dogwood

About Pacific Dogwood at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to coastal B.C., western Washington and Oregon to Sierra Nevada.

  • Height can reach 100’ but is usually less.

  • Leaf has smooth margins with a relatively few unbranching veins.

  • Flowers are inconspicuous but surrounding white bracts (4-7) look like petals. Bloom can occur in midspring and again in late summer.

  • Fruit is an orange to scarlet “berry.”

  • Susceptible to a disease called anthracnose, which can kill the tree limb by limb.

  • Fairly common in Portland but disappearing due to disease.

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7817 N Haven Ave

Right of Way

30' Height

36' Spread

7.5' Circ.

Cornus nuttallii - Pacific Dogwood

2944 SE Taylor St

Private, Side Yard

40' Height

57' Spread

13.3' Circ.

This tree is adjacent to SE 30th.

Cornus nuttallii - Pacific Dogwood