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Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset'

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' (American Dogwood)

Common Name

American Dogwood


Moist, neutral to acid


A little afternoon shade is perfect. Full sun if kept moist.



Action and Timing

Deep pink bracts, variegated summer foliage and distinctive autumnal colour.

Nursery Notes

Propagate by grafting.


Perhaps one of my favourite forms. An outstandingly attractive plant. Green leaves boast golden yellow margins with a red stripe at each leaf point, the bracts are a good pink, especially in warmer areas or in a more sheltered part of the garden. It is almost impossible to do justice to the autumnal colour, it is quite superb. Red, gold, yellow, orange, pink, scarlet, and purple all combine over a long period, eventually giving way to a more even crimson tone before leaf fall.....It is the big firework in the box, the one you keep till last. A must have plant that will develop over the years then one day take your breath away.

This plant was added to the database on 2nd February, 2010.

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