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Cherokee Chief Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus FLOR-ih-duh
SKU #03040

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Description A classic beauty, offering deep, ruby-red flower bracts and four seasons of interest. New leaves emerge bronze-red in spring, maturing to green. Autumn brings fantastic burgundy-red foliage. The show continues into winter, with red fruit clinging to bare branches. This small, low-branched tree has an attractive branching habit, giving a graceful, layered effect. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Pink flowers in spring.
Mature Size Grows to 15 to 20 ft. tall and 20 to 25 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Design Ideas Feature as an landscape accent near the terrace or patio where the blooms can be viewed at close range. Plant in front of larger trees or shrubs with deep green foliage, allowing the spring and fall foliage colors to provide wonderful seasonal contrast. Plant in wildlife gardens, where the attractive red fruit will provide winter food for birds.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Add a 2 - 4 inch layer of mulch to keep the root zone cool and moist in the summer.

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