Cherokee Chief® Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.

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Regular price $39.99


Shipping Starts: October 30, 2024
Pickup Starts: September 15, 2024
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Cherokee Chief® shares the natural elegance, textured bark, and beautiful dark green leaves of the classic pink 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, 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 15 reviews
Mary McSurley
Mary’s Tree

Very pleased with ordering and quickness packaged was good Thank you very much


Extremely exceptional

Jesse Babcock
Mostly Great

Arrived with some small damage, it was dormant but got it in the ground immediately in late March, starting to get some leaves now at the start of May.


Great size and health. Tree was packaged well, and structure is excellent.

Beverly Heeke

I received my Cherokee Chief. Was packed well. Planted same day , mulched, mulched, mulched. No leafing yet.