Cornus florida var. rubra 'Cherokee Sunset'

Cherokee Sunset Flowering Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 30-40'
Mature Width - 30-40'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - True flowers in April-May, greenish yellow, 0.25" across, held upright along stems. The showy parts are the 4 red bracts which are ovate and about 2" long. Flowers open before the leaves and are effective for 10-14 days.
Fruit - Drupe, glossy red 0.33" to 0.5" long, ovid, 3-4 to a cluster, ripening in September-October
Leaf - Pinkish red-tipped new growth. Matures to green with a broad irregular margin of yellow.
Fall Color - Pink through red to purple
Bark - Reddish brown when young transforming to grayish brown with age developing “alligator hide" appearance
Other Features - Pinkish red-tipped new growth
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Acid well-drained soil, performs best in some shade. Not pollution tolerant
Native Habitat -
Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to numerous pests when under stress, resistant to anthracnose
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus florida.