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PlantFiles: Red Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset'

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: florida (FLOR-id-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherokee Sunset

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive fel On Dec 17, 2008, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Tree has lovely shape and foliage. I have had one about 7 years, and it still has not bloomed at all. It is in partial shade as was recommended so it would not burn.

Update: The next spring after writing the last message I got a partial bloom. Bracts are unusual -- they are not pink in the traditional dogwood sense -- more maroon, or reddish purple. I am very satisfied with this tree.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Prattville, Alabama
Anderson, California
Cleveland, Ohio
Penn Wynne, Pennsylvania
Port Angeles, Washington



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