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Cherokee Chief Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

You'll love the large, bright-red blossoms of this native dogwood! The Chief reaches 25' or more in sun or shade. The 3-inch showy, star-shaped flowers appear in early spring. The leaves turn brilliant red in the fall, highlighting the scarlet berries

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Cherokee Chief Dogwoods for Sale Online

The Cherokee Chief Red Flowering Dogwood (Cornus Florida Cherokee) is one of the first sure fire signs that spring has officially sprung. With early spring blooms that boast a rosy-red coloring and white centers, your Dogwood tree is sure to make a splash in the garden this planting season.

In addition to the specimen trees stunning spring blooms, the Cherokee Chief also has extremely attractive foliage that changes color with the seasons. The leaves of the Cherokee Chief Dogwood emerge bright green in spring and make for a stunning contrast with the plant's ruby-red blooms. As temperatures drop, the Cherokee's leaves turn an outstanding brick red color in the fall. It produces red berries in early fall.

The deciduous trees are extremely cold hardy and can handle the frigid winter elements better then most flowering trees. Handling large amounts of snow and ice, the Cherokee Chief Dogwood Trees also make for a standout addition to a winter landscape. The stunning ornamental trees also produce bright red berries in the winter.

Ideal conditions for the Chief Dogwoods includes full sun to partial shade and moderate watering. The trees also grow best in nutrient rich, well-drained soils. These flowering Dogwood cultivar also enjoy a moderate watering schedule; however, they are fairly drought resistant.

This small, low-branched tree has an attractive branching habit, giving a graceful, layered effect that looks beautiful in any landscape. Popular for use in mass plantings, as well as use as yard focal points, the Cherokee Chief is a phenomenal planting option for a wide variety of garden and landscape projects.


Growzone: 5-9 Cherokee Chief Dogwood Hardiness Zone 5-9
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 20 to 25 Feet
Mature Width: 20 to 25 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous tree, flowering tree
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Medium branching
Foliage: Green; deep red fall color
Flower Color: Rosy-Red
Pruning Season: No pruning needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates all soil types and full sun

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