Cherokee Chief Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

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3040
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5 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus FLOR-ih-duh
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 15 to 20 ft. tall and 20 to 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePink flowers in spring.
Design IdeasFeature 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSpring 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.

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