Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida var. 'Comco No. 1'
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.

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"Classic, but bold" is a great phrase to describe The Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood. This dogwood shares the natural elegance, textured bark and beautiful, dark green leaves of the North American white dogwood, but also stands out from the crowd with bright pink flowers that cover the tree in the spring. Unlike the softer more subdued shades of the classic red and pink North American dogwoods, the Cherokee Brave stands out with a very bold and strong pink bloom that contrasts with streaks of white that run through each petal. If you love dogwoods, but would like a heavier dose of color, then the Cherokee Brave is for you.

The pink dogwood - cornus rubra - is a special tree, because it rewards the gardener all year. As the days lengthen and warm, brilliant pink blooms cover the tree and announce the arrival of spring. When summer arrives the upward branching and deep green textured leaves provide an elegant and graceful appearance among larger straighter shade trees, evergreens, or the sharp geometry of your home. Swirling scarlet and purple leaves add to the color show in the fall, along with brilliant red berries that attract up to 36 species of songbird through the early winter.

This breathtakingly beautiful tree is an excellent choice to plant along streets, near large buildings, next to patios or as a property border. It provides an eye-catching display when planted in rows, but also excels as a solo planting, or among towering giants. Dogwoods do best in some shade and rich soil, but can adapt to a variety of conditions with proper care. Dogwoods do best with 2-3 inches of organic mulch.

Bloom Color:Bright pink; red highlights; white tips and center
Bloom Period:Early to Mid Spring
Fall Color:A rusty, brick red mixed with shades of purple, yellow, and orange
Foliage Color:Green; new foliage is bright green
Genus & Species:Cornus florida var. 'Comco No. 1'
Growth Rate:Slow to moderate
Mature Height:15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread:15 to 20 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, but prefers moist, well draining soil that is rich in organic matter
Sun Exposure:Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Zone:5 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Thim Oung
Cherokee Brave & Cherokee Chief dogwoods

I’ve ordered trees online before from various nurseries, and these that I got from New Blooms Nursery are probably the healthiest & best I’ve ever received! I will DEFINITELY be ordering from them again in the future!!

Brenda Johnston
Flowering Dogwood

The tree sent from New Blooms was healthy and arrived quickly. I would definitely recommend them.

Rodney Firestone

Arrived in beautiful shape. Planted that day. Keeping my fingers crossed with the weather in the north east. Anticipating many years of enjoyment.

JM Beaman
Cherokee Brave Flowering Dogwood

My new Dogwood tree arrived in a sealed plastic bag with about a quart of moist dirt. The shipping box arrived with no damage and the plant looked very healthy when I opened the 4" x 36" box. I planted it according to their how-to videos and so my little Brave looks good. Shipping was faster than I expected and the owners were good to work with. Will definitely buy from NB again!

Barbara Sanchez
Dedicated to my late son because of his love of the Indians.

It is too soon to tell how the tree is doing but I am hopeful that it will be a beautiful tree to honor my son.