This flowering dogwood is putting on a show of bloom in the Woodland Garden.
This semi-evergreen dogwood arose as a hybrid from Cornus kousa and C. capitata in the garden of Norman Hadden of Porlock, Somerset in 1958. It is a splendid small tree, producing a central boss of diminutive flowers surmounted by four large cream-white flower bracts in early summer. In autumn the alternate leaves may take on reddish hues, and it will also produce drupes (fruits) which have a strawberry-like appearance. This is an attractive specimen for moist, well-drained soils in sun or partial shade.