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Akatsuki Dogwood

The best variegated pink

Akatsuki Dogwood

The best variegated pink

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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.
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 8 - 10 feet

We ship this item in Spring.

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Cornus kousa 'Akatsuki'
    • Common Name: Akatsuki Dogwood
    • Form: Deciduous woody tree
    • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade, Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
    • Spread: 8 - 10 feet
    • Spacing: 8 - 10 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
    • Flowering Date: Late spring, Early summer
    • Winter Care: A winter mulch is advantageous the first winter if fall planted
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: pink
    • Flower Form: Flower bracts that are pointed at the tips with 4 petals.
    • Foliage Type: Large variegated leaves that purple-red in fall. When it bears early summer blooms that become suffused with red as they age!
    • Resistance: Good to P & D problems
    • Pruning: Only for aesthetics Early winter
    • Pruning Time: Early winter
    • Soil Requirement: Prefers an acid, humus enriched soil that is well drained
    • Additional Information: Can not be shipped to AE AK GU HI PR FL
    • Restricted States: AE AK FL GU HI PR


    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.

    2017 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone Trees > 24"
    1A-4B 4/3/17 - 6/9/17
    5A 3/20/17 - 6/9/17
    5B 3/6/17 - 6/9/17
    6A 3/6/17 - 6/9/17
    6B 3/6/17 - 6/9/17
    7A & 7B 2/13/17 - 6/9/17
    8A & 8B 2/13/17 - 5/19/17
    9A - 10B 2/13/17 - 5/19/17
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 5th, 2017
    Zones 8-10: May 15th, 2017

    Ratings & 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!

    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.

    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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