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( Cherokee Sunset Flowering Dogwood )
|'Cherokee Sunset' is a commercial nursery introduction that has red bracts and pink to reddish purple fall color. New growth has pinkish red tips that matures to a broad green leaf with wavy yellow margins that stand up well to summer heat. Of equal importance is its excellent vigor and resistance to anthracnose. Dogwoods in general are an understory, deciduous tree, with horizontal to upright branching form is often overplanted, but always loved. With year round interest, it offers white to pink spring flowers, distinctive, oval, vertically curved leaves, red to purple fall color and red winter berries. Perfect along the woods edge, in combination with azaleas and rhododendons or as a small, specimen lawn tree.
Important Info : Requires well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Best in partial shade, but if planted in full sun, MUST receive adequate water. Not a drought or pollution tolerant plant. Mulch well to keep shallow roots cool and retain valuable moisture.
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