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Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

Cherokee Chief Dogwood

This large group of trees, shrubs and ground covers features plants with attractive flowers and foliage, colorful bark and dependable fall color. Dogwoods are often used as flowering accents, architectural screens or mat-like ground covers. Prune out the oldest branches every year to encourage new growth.
Cornus florida, Cherokee Chief Dogwood
Colorful year-round, its clusters of small flowers are surrounded by large, ruby red bracts. New leaves are reddish, turning dark green, then red again in fall. Clusters of bright red fall berries last after the leaves have fallen.

Attributes - Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles, Black Spot, Scales.

Related Plants

Cornus 'Cherokee Sunset', Cornus 'Rainbow', Cornus alba, Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata', Cornus alba 'Elegantissima', Cornus alba 'Sibirica', Cornus alternifolia, Cornus canadensis, Cornus controversa, Cornus florida, Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess', Cornus florida 'Cherokee Sunset', Cornus florida 'Rubra', Cornus florida rubra, Cornus kousa, Cornus kousa chinensis, Cornus mas, Cornus mas variegata, Cornus nuttallii, Cornus sericea, Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea', Cornus stolinifera, Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea', Cornus stolonifera 'Isanti'
 
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