Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood

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Status: In Stock
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
Proper Name: Cornus florida var. 'Comco No. 1'

Tags: Attracts Song Birds, Bloom Spring, Flower (Pink), Full Sun, Native (Cultivar), Part Shade, Part Sun


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Pickup Starts: March 1, 2023

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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 7 reviews
Debbie Hyde

So far so good! Tree arrive undamaged and was planted easily. Waiting to see some growth.

Leia Ogg-McRae

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.

Sterling Dixon
Great stock!

Recieved the Cherokee in perfect condition. It's in the ground and putting out buds! Thank you!

Wesley Vanover

Tree arrived in great shape👍👍👍

Kathy Wesley
Very nice experience!!

This was a really nice experience. Easy and well organized. We bought a little dogwood. It’s doing great