Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Sunset’

Cherokee Sunset Flowering Dogwood

This tree has the unique attributes of abundant red-pink bracts in spring and yellow and green variegated foliage. The new foliage has distinct pinkish-red tips. The fall colors are equally bright as the foliage turns to pinks, reds, and purples. It would make quite a statement in the landscape. Known to be a strong grower. Performs best in moist, well-drained soils with some protection from the hottest sun. A sport of 'Cherokee Chief' and introduced by Commercial Nursery as 'Sunset' in the late 1980's.

  • Common Name: Cherokee Sunset Flowering Dogwood
  • Height: 20' tall
  • Spread: 20' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 5 - 9