Cherokee Chief® Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
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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.
|A full rich red through the entire bloom
|Early to Mid Spring
|A rusty brick red mixed with shades of purple, yellow, and orange
|Green; new foliage is bright green
|Genus & Species:
|Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
|Slow to moderate
|15 to 20 ft.
|15 to 20 ft.
|Adaptable, but prefers moist, well draining soil that is rich in organic matter
|Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
|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.
Great size and health. Tree was packaged well, and structure is excellent.
I received my Cherokee Chief. Was packed well. Planted same day , mulched, mulched, mulched. No leafing yet.
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.
Tree arrived in fantastic shape with beautiful leaves.
It came in a timely manor. It three buds on it. Still waiting for it to open.