Plant of the Month - November 2019

Cornus ‘Norman Hadden’

Cornus 'Norman Hadden'- S_Turner
Cornus 'Norman Hadden'
Four Seasons Garden

C. ‘Norman Hadden’ provides a stunning display of beautiful flower bracts, thickly layered along the branches from May to July. They slowly change from white to various shades of deep pink. By autumn, spectacularly decorative large fruits resembling strawberries develop on long stalks. These persist for many weeks.

This choice small tree was found by Norman Hadden in the 1960s in the woodland around his famed garden, Underway, in Somerset. It’s a hybrid between East Asian plants C. kousa and C. capitata and has inherited a semi-evergreen habit from the latter parent. It grows in the Four Seasons Garden (Area A) behind the central pavilion.

Cornus 'Norman Hadden'- S_Turner
Cornus 'Norman Hadden' fruit
Four Seasons Garden

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