Cherokee Chief Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KOR-nus FLOR-ih-duh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows to 15 to 20 ft. tall and 20 to 25 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Pink flowers in spring.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Spring Flowering|
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