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Cornus florida 'Daybreak' - Flowering Dogwood from Quackin Grass Nursery

Cornus florida 'Daybreak' - Flowering Dogwood from Quackin Grass Nursery

Cornus florida 'Daybreak'

Flowering Dogwood

Plant Type:


Cornus florida 'Daybreak' (Cherokee Daybreak™) - All green leaves on this exceptional form of Flowering Dogwood are broadly, irregularly haloed in cream. Flowers are white with a bare pink blush which with the variegated leaves is gentle, buoyant and heavenly. Autumn color is bright to ruddy red with the variegated portions turning rich pink. Also, the red fruits stud the maroon leaves with the elegance of gemstones. Fruits are persistent until picked off by the feathered among us. This will form a small, exquisite rounded domed tree. Another plus is that 'Daybreak' is an anthracnose resistant form. Fertile moisture retentive ground in part shade. The species occurs in Eastern North America; 'Daybreak' is of garden origin. Established potted starter tree from cutting.

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15 ft


White with Pastel Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus florida 'Daybreak'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Handsome

Autumn Interest

  • Showy Buds
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Songbirds


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Specimen
  • Accent
  • Fruiting

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Acid
  • Fertile
  • Organic


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting four seasons of interest. Many exhibit richly-colored winter wood, attractive flowers and pretty berries in blue or white. Most offer terrific fall foliage color. The cultivars that offer gorgeous winter bark are especially well-used as background to lower growing evergeens or as foreground shrubs set before conifers, their stem colors glowing in winter against a backdrop of green, black-green, yellow or blue. All that produce flowers and fruit are very fine choices for the wildlife enthusiast. The trees provide nesting spots. When shrubs are grouped together these also provide nesting opportunities for some species of sparrows and even catbirds among others. The trees and shrubs provide nectar for bees and many other pollinators when in flower. Birds relish the late season fruits. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rain events. All of our offerings are cutting grown.