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Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' (Sunset)

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Cornus florida 'Sunset' - Cherokee Sunset Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Sunset' - Cherokee Sunset Dogwood

Series: Cherokee

More About Cornus florida Cherokee Sunset ('Sunset') (PP6305)

  • Red bracts very showy around inconspicuous flowers
  • Leaves emerge pink-tipped, maturing to a combination of green and yellow
  • Fall foliage turns a bright mix of pink, red and purple
  • Upright clump with tiered, horizontal branches
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

The only variegated dogwood with red, flower bracts.

Zone:

6

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

6-7 m

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Cherokee Sunset Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Can be grown as a specimen tree or shrub. Grows best in medium moisture and a well-drained soil, however, they will tolerate a wide range of soils. Thrives in some shade and in full sun if roots are shaded. 


Cornus florida Cherokee Sunset ('Sunset') (PP6305) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright
Tiered

Foliage Color

Variegated
Purple
Yellow
Red
Pink
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' (Sunset)

Cornus x 'Celestial Shadow'

Cornus x 'Celestial Shadow'

Celestial Shadow Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Rainbow Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Welchii'

Cornus florida 'Welchii'

Tricolor Dogwood