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Cherokee Sunset

This attractive small shrub-like tree is grown mainly for its multi-coloured leaves.  The leaves emerge in spring tinged with pink, before taking on a variegated appearance with creamy yellow base and green centres. In autumn the leaves turn to a purple-red.

The pale pinkn flower bracts appear in late spring.

Sunset will reach a mature height of 3m-4m, and similar spread. It readily becomes multi-stemmed.

Cherokee Sunset flowering dogwood trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from 2nd November for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

Sunset is easy to grow as long as you can provide rich fertile soil which is either neutral or slightly acidic. Dogwoods do not like shallow or chalk soils.

Cherokee Sunset characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourWhite-green variegated
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Country of originUnited States
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Annual cycleDeciduous