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Akatsuki Dogwood

The best variegated pink

  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Late spring, Early summer

We ship this item in Spring

84500-Akatsuki Dogwood

1 per pack $79.99

Akatsuki Dogwood

This delightful small dogwood is outstanding for its coloring, its small, neat stature, and its ability to grow well despite less than ideal conditions! One of its most remarkable characteristics is the clean variegation on the leaves. They open bright green with a cream edge, and the edges become suffused with pink during the season, while the clean green takes on strawberry tones and finally assumes purple hues in fall – a simply stunning combination! Not to mention the large flowers that open white and mature to pink, becoming richer as they age.

The tree produces a super abundance of these blooms over a very long time, continuing on into early summer. A 10 year-old tree will be only 8-10' tall and wide, so it fits well into today's smaller gardens. Easy to grow, even in clay, and it tolerates heat, humidity and dry conditions, once established. Needs afternoon shade where summers are hot. Zones 5-8. 2-3' Bareroot. Cornus kousa 'Akatsuki'. Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCornus kousa 'Akatsuki'
  • Ships As2-3' BAREROOT
  • State RestrictionsAE AK FL GU HI PR
  • Spread8 - 10 feet
  • Spacing8 - 10 feet
  • Hardiness Zone5-8
  • Flowering DateLate spring, Early summer
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly
  • Winter CareA winter mulch is advantageous the first winter if fall planted
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormFlower bracts that are pointed at the tips with 4 petals.
  • Foliage TypeLarge variegated leaves that purple-red in fall. When it bears early summer blooms that become suffused with red as they age!
  • Pruning TimeEarly winter
  • FragranceNone
  • ResistanceGood to P & D problems
  • Soil RequirementPrefers an acid, humus enriched soil that is well drained
  • PruningOnly for aesthetics Early winter
  • Additional InformationCan not be shipped to AE AK GU HI PR FL
  • Shipped2-3' BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit8 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Trees > 24"
1A-4B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5A 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
5B-6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/12/18 - 6/22/18
8A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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Exceeded expectations
Mar 31, 2016
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I bought an Akatsuki Dogwood last year and maybe it was our hot summer or maybe it was it just didn't like where I put it, but it struggled all year and then didn't survive the winter. I was incredibly sad, as this is a beautiful tree and I was looking forward to enjoying it for years to come. I contacted Spring Hill to see if they would replace it as it was less than a year old. I was shocked and thrilled when they replied within hours that a replacement would be shipped within days. It got here 6 days later, I got it in the ground and is already budding out! Great customer service and I'm looking forward to enjoying this lovely plant!
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Just ok
Jun 20, 2014
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Bought this last year and looks good but have yet to see flowers or berries on it.
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what i was told they did not have this tree anymore
Feb 23, 2013
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i bought this last year and it died. i called for a replacement and was told they no long had this tree. i was refunded $25.00. but they do have the tree and they are asking over twice as much for it this year. i do not think it was fair not to send me a new tree for my replacement.
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