Cornus Florida - Cherokee Chief flowering Dogwood red flower bracts
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Flowering Dogwood Tree 'Cherokee Chief Dogwood'


  • This Flowering Dogwood Tree 'Cherokee Chief Dogwood' ships in a 1 Gallon Pot
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The Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief' - Cherokee Chief is a classic beauty, offering deep, ruby-red flower bracts and four seasons of interest. New leaves emerge bronze-red in spring, maturing to green. Autumn brings fantastic burgundy-red foliage. The show continues into winter, with red fruit clinging to bare branches. This small, low-branched tree has an attractive branching habit, giving a graceful, layered effect. Deciduous.

Full sun to partial sun.

Native to North America

Drought tolerant once established.

Pink flowers, non-fragrant 

Additional features: Native, Drought Tolerant, Fall Color, Attracts Wildlife, Attracts Pollinators, and Disease Resistant

This Cherokee Chief Dogwood comes in a 1 Gallon pot

Size: Can grow up to 20'ft high and 25'ft wide

Light: Prefers partial sun but can be planted in full sun as long as mulching is provided to retain moisture in the soil.

Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 View Map

Characteristics: Growth rate is moderate, grows in a pyramidal shade with dark green leaves and red showy flowers. Native to North America.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, well-draining soil, acidic soil with pH 5.5- 6.0. Needs regular watering - weekly

Requires 6 or more hours hours of sunlight.

Allow 18'ft of space between plants to allow room to grow.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 5 - 9

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Flowering Dogwood Tree 'Cherokee Chief Dogwood'

Cultivated in 1731, this native spanning from Massachusetts to Florida and west of Texas has long been an American favorite. The Flowering Dogwood is a versatile, hardy and beautiful tree, with distinctive bracts resembling flowers contrasting the dark green leaves. The bracts are modified leaves meant to attract pollinators to their small, insignificant flowers at their center. Various animals, such as birds, squirrels and other mammals enjoy the small glossy red fruit produced in the fall.


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