A sister seedling to the popular Cornus capitata x kousa ‘Norman Hadden’, found in Europe. This is a semi-evergreen tree depending on the location and winter temperatures. Because of its kousa parentage it seems to be a bit more hardy than capitata, but will still not thrive in zones colder than 7. Here in our gardens ‘Porlock’ will be covered with 3-4 inch pure white bracts all through the month of June, then will begin to shift to a nice rich pink color, lasting through July. Stunning!
'Porlock' was a natural hybrid occurring in the garden of Norman Hadden in West Porlock, Somerset in the 1950's.