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Akatsuki Dogwood

The best variegated pink

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Late spring, Early summer
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Akatsuki Dogwood

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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'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • 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
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