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.
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!
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.
Both trees are starting to bud more the white one then the pink !
So far so good! Tree arrive undamaged and was planted easily. Waiting to see some growth.
Good looking little tree but his top got a bit broken in transit. He is staring to show signs of waking from dormancy.. keeping him well watered.. so far so good.