The Cherokee Princess® Dogwood is an older cultivar characterized by an early and abundant display of snow white blooms. This dogwood makes a wonderful show piece near to your home or patio in an open space or among other trees. In the spring the shear volume of blooms will blow you away, and in the early winter/fall the brick red leaves and abundant red berries will attract a variety of song birds to your yard.
|Bloom Color:||Crisp white|
|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. 'Cherokee Princess'|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to moderate|
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||20 to 25 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.
Caring for Dogwoods - Cornus
With dogwoods care should be taken in selecting an appropriate planting site. The dogwood evolved in the border regions of forests, and as a result prefers soil that drains well, but holds moisture. Standing water or very wet soil will not allow enough oxygen to the roots, and can suffocate the plant. Amending your soil with compost in advance of planting and maintaining a 3-4 ft. ring of organic mulch through each season will greatly benefit your dogwood.
Dogwoods are adaptable to full sun, but a tree in full sun will be under more stress than one planted in partial sun, partial shade, or dappled light. If a tree is in full sun, special care should be taken to provide good soil conditions, remove competitive grass , and mulch in a 3-4 foot ring. Additional watering may be required for a dogwood in full sun and water should be applied slowly and deeply to the area surrounding the tree.