The 'Cherokee Sunset' flowering dogwood is another cultivar descended from the 'Cherokee Chief', this tree shares the elegant form, red/pink bracts, purple fall color, and red fall/winter berries, but also introduces variegated leaves. The leaves are green with wavy/jagged yellow borders and in the fall the leaves turn a beautify burgundy with a showy red border. Like the 'Cherokee Chief' these trees are more heat tolerant and disease resistant than true cornus florida.
Dogwoods make excellent stand alone trees, and highlight trees for your garden. They offer a year round beauty with stunning spring flowering, elegant branching structure, and interesting bark.
|Bloom Color:||Bright pink|
|Bloom Period:||Early to Mid Spring|
|Fall Color:||Variegated burgundy and red|
|Foliage Color:||Variegated green and yellow|
|Genus & Species:||Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset'|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to moderate|
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||20 to 25 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun, partial sun, partial shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
It's too soon to tell; it is only 2' tall and doesn't have any flowers. It arrived very well packed, and looks very healthy. I'll be able to tell better when it grows taller and gets some flowers
'Tis a bit early to judge anything but the service since it is still just a twig. But I like your story and your gardening outlook.
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