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Akatsuki Dogwood

The best variegated pink

  • SKU: 84500
  • Zones: 5-8
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late spring, Early summer
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Akatsuki Dogwood

Description
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. Cornus kousa 'Akatsuki'.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameCornus kousa 'Akatsuki'
  • Ships As2-3' BAREROOT
  • Height8 - 10 feet
  • Spacing8 - 10 feet
  • Spread8 - 10 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionpink
  • Foliage TypeLarge variegated leaves that purple-red in fall. When it bears early summer blooms that become suffused with red as they age!
  • Bloom TimeLate spring, Early summer
  • Flower FormFlower bracts that are pointed at the tips with 4 petals.
  • Soil RequirementsPrefers an acid, humus enriched soil that is well drained
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate
  • PruningOnly for aesthetics Early winter
  • Winter CareA winter mulch is advantageous the first winter if fall planted
  • Additional InformationCan not be shipped to AE AK GU HI PR FL
  • State RestrictionsAE AK FL GU HI PR
  • Zones5-8
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly
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*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered separately are typically shipped within 5 business days.

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

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 
 Zones 8-10: May 21st 



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