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Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree Cornus florida

  • Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree

    Cherokee Chief has deep pink blooms with white centers.

  • Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree

    Cherokee Chief has deep pink blooms with white centers.

  • Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree

    Great fall color in shades of red.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Regular price $99.99 Sale price

  • 3-4 ft. $99.99
  • 4-5 ft. $119.99

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

This plant may not thrive in your area

      5-9 outdoors
   Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 15-30 ft.
  • Mature Width: 15-30 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full to Partial Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Spacing: 20 ft.
  • Growth Rate: up to 2 ft.
  • Botanical Name: Cornus florida
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, FL

Product Description

A Festival of Red

Richly colored rose-red to ruby-red blooms are the reason Cherokee Chief Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief') is one of the best red-flowering dogwoods. But the blooms aren't the only reddish feature -- the newly emerging spring-to-summer foliage is tinged with red; the fall leaf color is red; and brilliant red berries persist on trees after the leaves drop in autumn. So if red is your favorite landscape plant color, put Cherokee Chief Dogwood tree at the top of your must-have list!

A Versatile Dogwood
1. Seasonal color. Cherokee Chief Dogwood provides red color through all four seasons with its spring blossoms, new leaves in spring and summer, fall foliage and winter berries -- a true four-season-interest plant.

2. Bird-friendly. Not only do birds enjoy the berries in fall and winter, but they'll also build their nests and raise their young in these trees.

3. Shade-tolerant. If you have a shady yard, Cherokee Chief Dogwood is the perfect choice for a small, flowering tree that is shade-tolerant.

Native Plant Origin with Improved Features
Plant Cherokee Chief Dogwood near your favorite sitting area -- a patio or deck -- so you can enjoy watching the birds as they feast on the bright-red berries in autumn and early winter. As an improved cultivar of the native dogwood tree (Cornus florida), Cherokee Chief Dogwood provides a colorful focal point to break up the monotony of a lawn. It's a perennial in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 9, where it thrives as a border plant or understory tree.

Helpful Growing Tips
Use this checklist to care for your Cherokee Chief Dogwood:

Sun. Choose a location that is protected from direct afternoon sun, but which offers morning sun to enhance the tree's growth and color.

Soil. The roots will rot in overly wet soils without adequate drainage, so be sure the soil drains well.

Water. First-year trees need adequate water to help strengthen their developing root systems. In subsequent years, water trees during periods of drought or in unseasonably hot and dry summers.

Fertilizer. Use a fertilizer at the rate and type suggested by soil-test results.

Mulch. Trees benefit from 2 to 3 inches of mulch, which helps keep roots cool and conserves moisture.

Pruning. Structurally sound and resistant to breaking, Cherokee Chief Dogwood grows into a naturally balanced tree without the need for pruning.

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Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, & 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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