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Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' Tree

Pink Flowering Variegated Dogwood Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Florida Cherokee Sunset, more commonly known as Pink Flowering Dogwood, is a fantastic tree that showcases tiny green flowers surrounded by large, creamy pink flower bracts during spring.  New leaves are green with distinctive pink edges that turn yellow as the summer progresses settling into warm hues of purple and pink in autumn. Often, the multi-coloured foliage of Cherokee Sunset can continue to be a mixture of yellow-edged leaves and some with pink edges as the seasons change. 

This Pink Flowering Dogwood is suited to all soils and grows well in a sunny position but will also tolerate partial shade. With an eventual height and spread of about 4 x 4 metres, this makes an interesting specimen tree or large shrub for any garden.

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AKA Cornus florida 'Sunset', Pink Dogwood, Variegated Dogwood

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Variety Root Type Height Now Price Qty Basket
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset'
7L pot 60-90cm £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Cornus Florida Cherokee Sunset trees

When planting Flowering Dogwood trees, such as Cornus Florida Cherokee Sunset, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Flowering Dogwood trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Cornus Florida Cherokee Sunset trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Make sure not to over water as flowering dogwood trees do not like wet soils. Also ensure you water only the soil, not the leaves as this can lead to scorching. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Variegated Dogwood trees

Most flowering dogwood trees grow naturally into an appealing dome-shape. The only real maintenance in regard to pruning is to remove and damaged or diseased branches. The only time to hard prune a flowering dogwood tree is to control the overall size or internal canopy or if there is not enough light reaching the inner branches.

To help ease these issues, cut off any crossing or over-crowding branches then continue to remove any secondary branches throughout the canopy. Only prune in the dormant season and never in spring. Pruning during spring can create entry points in the wood for insects which may lead to disease.

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset' Tree (Pink Flowering Variegated Dogwood Trees) Description

  • Common name: Pink Flowering Dogwood tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Green leaves with pink edges and small flowers surrounded by creamy, pink bracts in spring, foliage turns yellow in summer and then purple/pink in autumn
  • Soil: Suited to all soils