Two-tone dogwood stands out

White and pink Flowering Dogwood not too common a sight

Frances Vanderpol was happy to talk about her beautiful blooming tree

Frances Vanderpol was happy to talk about her beautiful blooming tree

A blooming beauty was noticed and admired on May 17. The tree is in the yard of Frances Vanderpol in Robson – a dogwood tree with pink and white blossoms.

It may not be un-heard of to come across a pink and white Dogwood, but someone in the business, Linda from the Castlegar branch of Columbia Greenhouses says the Eddie’s White Wonder is the most common, and as far as she is aware, the two-colour variety is relatively rare.

The well-known Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) was adopted in 1956 as British Columbia’s floral emblem, but this pictured variant of the flowering dogwood (Cornus Florida) in native to the eastern part of the continent.

In an area and a season full of great sights, this one proved to be attention-grabbing.