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Akatsuki Dogwood

Cornus Kousa 'Akatsuki'

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Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cornus Kousa 'Akatsuki'

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A Colorful Twist on the Traditional Dogwood

This new Dogwood variety puts on colorful shows all year that takes the breath of spectators, because they've probably never seen a dogwood with these unique color combinations before.

Each spring green leaves emerge with creamy, white, variegated edges. As the season continues into summer the leaves start getting blotches of pink that slowly spreads, until fall when they fully turn a shade of rosy lavender. The leaves change colors so often that your neighbors won't be able to keep up with how often your landscape shows of new bright, popping colors.

Not only do the leaves change shades, but so do the flowers! Each flower starts off as a pure white bloom, and as the summer heat sets in they turn into bright shades of pink. It's like you get two different floral shows in a single tree.

In the winter when other trees are lifeless, the Akatsuki Dogwood sports bright red berries that pop against the snow. The berries not only possess beauty, they also attract a variety of birds, giving spectators a lovely show in their own yards.

The compact nature of this tree allows it to be grown in any gardening space, because Akatsuki Dogwoods only grow about 8 - 10 feet tall. Their small size combined with the fact that they naturally grow in a vase shape makes them the perfect specimen tree.

Because these trees are in the dogwood family, they have all the easy growing benefits that other dogwood varieties do. They will adapt to a variety of poor soils, they're drought tolerant, and extremely low maintenance. Once planted, these tough trees will be giving you colorful shows for decades.

This unique colorful tree sells out fast. Be sure to order yours today, before they're gone.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Akatsuki Dogwood

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Akatsuki Dogwood.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Akatsuki Dogwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Akatsuki Dogwood again after the transplant is complete.

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Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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