Cherokee Chief® Flowering Dogwood

Cherokee Chief® Flowering Dogwood

Status: Out of Stock
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
Proper Name: Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

Collections: Ornamental - Dogwood C. Florida

Product type: Ornamental Trees

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


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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 11 reviews
Beverly Heeke

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

Brien Bohmann
Cherokee Chief Dogwood

Shipping was fast. The tree arrived dormant and looking healthy. The booklet instructions included were clear. The video guide is phenomenal!

I planted it immediately, as the booklet encourages.

We are in Zone 8b. Now we wait for our little friend to wake up.

Ron Duros
Cherokee Chief Dogwood

Tree arrived in fantastic shape with beautiful leaves.

Linda Price

It came in a timely manor. It three buds on it. Still waiting for it to open.

Joe Lima

Can't give a review on the growth of the tree for it has not budded yet. But the delivery date was right on and the tree came packaged with care..