Cherokee Chief Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
Pronunciation: KOR-nus FLOR-ih-duh
|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.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.