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Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' (Sunset)

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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 florida 'Welchii'

Cornus florida 'Welchii'

Tricolor Dogwood

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Cornus x 'Celestial Shadow'

Celestial Shadow Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Rainbow Flowering Dogwood