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Cherokee Daybreak

Daybreak is a form of the North American dogwood, featuring variegated leaves and white blossom. (In fact the flowers are tiny, it is the surrounding large petal-like "bracts" which resemble the blossom of other flowering trees).

Daybreak is slightly larger than other forms, but like most dogwoods it is fairly slow-growing.

In late summer the tree produces tiny orange-red fruits which are attractive to birds. In autumn the leaves take on red and orange hues.

Cornus florida

Cherokee Daybreak flowering dogwood trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £34.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Like all North American dogwoods, Daybreak is susceptible to the canker-like fungal infection anthracnose, but this is not usually a problem if it is grown in well-draining soils.

Cherokee Daybreak characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliage
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month:AprilMay
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Fruit colour:Orange / Red
    • Sunlight:Some shade
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Growth rate:Slow
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • Using

    • Wildlife:Attractive to birds
    • Fruit persistence:Persistent

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    Cherokee Princess is an American flowering dogwood, noted for its large white flower clusters.