Cornus 'Norman Hadden'
- Position: full sun, prefers a sheltered spot
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to July
- Other features: produces large strawberry-like fruits in autumn
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This graceful dogwood produces masses of creamy-white flowering bracts in June, turning deep pink in July, then large strawberry-like fruits in autumn. The lush green foliage is semi-evergreen. Grown as a larger shrub or small, multi-stemmed tree, it makes a wonderful specimen.
- Garden care: Incorporate a good amount of well-rotted leafmould when planting. Requires minimal pruning.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Q:Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub....
Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards MargaretAsked on 12/5/2009 by D DRAKETT
A:Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 12/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:My Cornus has not flowered?
I have a dogwood - Cornus 'Eddies White Wonder' and it has not flowered. Can you tell me why?Asked on 7/8/2009 by B Homer
A:Hello There, It is not unusual for these plants to take a few years to settle in before they start to produce flowers so you may need a little patience - but once they start they are well worth the wait. You can help them along by making sure they get lots of sun, and feed them with a good general purpose fertilise during the growing season.Answered on 7/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Can I prune my dogwood now?
I have a small Cornus florida that was planted in the Autumn. It is bushier than I would like as I want a tree rather than shrub. Its starting to bud now and I probably should have pruned it in the winter, but is it too late now?Asked on 3/17/2005 by Richard Stanaro
A:Ideally you should prune this Cornus in late winter or early spring. However you may still get away with it if you do it very soon. Just cut back the branches you don't want by pruning to an outward facing bud.Answered on 3/21/2005 by Crocus
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