Cherokee Chief® shares the natural elegance, textured bark and beautiful dark green leaves, of the classic white dogwood, but guarantees true to color rose-red blooms. The beauty of this tree is easily accentuated by a white backdrop from a house, fence, or tree like a larger white blooming dogwood or spring snow crabapple. Dogwood trees are incredibly underrated in the fall, their prism of reds, purples, and oranges easily rivals a maple tree for best in show. For those who love birds, dogwood trees are a great choice. The berries will attract songbirds, but are no-mess as they are small and non-sticky. Given all of these positives it is no wonder that dogwoods are one of the most beloved North American trees.
|Bloom Color:||A full rich red through the entire bloom|
|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 'Cherokee Chief'|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to moderate|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but 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, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.