Erica's Appalachian Sunrise Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Erica's Appalachian Sunrise'
Mature Height: 20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 20 to 25 ft.
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What separates Erica's Appalachian Snow Dogwoods from the other pink and red flowering dogwoods is bi-colored flowers. About 1/10 petals is a dark red and the remaining petals are bright pink. This bi-color display give this tree special character and helps it stand out as unique among other pink flowering dogwoods. Erica's Appalachian Snow was discovered in Tennessee and is a cultivar of the popular Cherokee Brave flowering dogwood, which is known as one of the best disease resistance flowering pink dogwoods.
The pink dogwood is a special tree, because it rewards the gardener all year. As the days lengthen and warm, rich pink blooms cover the tree and announce the arrival of spring. When summer arrives the upward branching and deep green textured leaves provide an elegant and graceful appearance among larger straighter shade trees, evergreens, or the sharp geometry of your home. Swirling scarlet and purple leaves add to the color show in the fall, along with brilliant red berries that attract up to 36 species of songbird through the early winter.
This breathtakingly beautiful tree is an excellent choice to plant along streets, near large buildings, next to patios or as a property border. It provides an eye-catching display when planted in rows, but also excels as a solo planting, or among towering giants. Dogwoods do best in some shade and rich soil, but can adapt to a variety of conditions with proper care. Dogwoods do best with 2-4 inches of organic mulch.
|Pink with 1/10 flowers darker red
|Early to mid-spring
|A rusty brick red mixed with shades of purple, yellow and orange
|Green; new foliage is bright green
|Genus & Species:
|Cornus florida 'Erica's Appalachian Sunrise'
|20 to 25 ft.
|20 to 25 ft.
|Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter
|Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
|5 to 9
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.