Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf, evergreen or semi-evergreen, small tree, 15-20 ft high, 12 ft wide. Leaves opposite, simple, with a smooth margin. Flowers (bracts) white, later turning pink. Fruit globose, red; ripens in autumn.
- Sun to part shade, well-drained soil
- Hardy to USDA Zone (6)7
- Hybrid origin: Arose in 1958 as a seedling in the garden of Norman Hadden, in West Porlock, Somerset, England. Considered to be a cross of Cornus kuosa (deciduous) × Cornus capitata (evergreen). Of the same parentage as the ‘Norman Hadden’ dogwood, which is somewhat smaller and more shrub like.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: front of Rogers Hall, close to Monroe Ave.