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  • Cherokee Brave Dogwood  for Sale

    Cherokee Brave Dogwood  for Sale

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Cherokee Brave Dogwood

Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1'


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-t- Planting Mix
Cherokee Brave Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your Cherokee Brave Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

25-35 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


25-30 ft.

Growth Rate:


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Botanical Name:

Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1'

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The Nation's Most Colorful Dogwood

By being cold hardy to zone 5 Cherokee Brave Dogwoods stand up to ice, snow, and freezing temperatures where other dogwood varieties perish. Nothing stops Cherokee Brave Dogwoods from providing color all year.

Your friends and neighbors will love gazing at the Cherokee Brave Dogwood’s large four petal blossoms that have a unique red hue that fades into a white center. The flowers glow in the landscape and will cause your garden to be the most beautiful one in the neighborhood.

Cherokee Brave Dogwoods bloom very early in the spring to fill the countryside with warm color that lets us know that winter has passed. When their bright red blossoms emerge they signal that warmer temperatures and vibrant spring colors are on their way. 

When Cherokee Brave Dogwood leaves first emerge they have a red tint before maturing to lush, green leaves that fill in to create an attractive canopy that shades the area beneath it. In the fall the leaves turn a shade of maroon for a dazzling display of colorful fall foliage.

Once the leaves drop they make way for vibrant red berries that pop against the Cherokee Brave Dogwood’s stunning grey trunk. They fill the countryside with color while other plants are dull and brown during the winter.

The showy red berries are a food source for birds, and invite them to perch in the Cherokee Brave’s branches. In exchange for a delicious snack the birds chirp and hop from branch to branch to entertain spectators.

Cherokee Brave Dogwood trees are smaller ornamental trees that only reach heights of 20 to 30 feet, so they can fit perfectly in any landscape. Even those with limited space. They will flourish with unrivaled beauty without taking over the yard. 

They earn their strong warrior title, ‘Cherokee Brave’ because they are tough and low maintenance. They are pest and disease resistant, while also being drought tolerant. Simply plant your new Cherokee Brave Dogwoods and watch them thrive. 

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fast shipping great packaging trees were in great shape,will see how they do this winter
September 7, 2016
chester, VT
1 year ago
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My new little Dogwood
I ordered a 2-3 foot Cherokee Brave Dogwood and when it came (in a fabulous shipping box!) it measured 3.5 ft. tall and looked very healthy. It came in about 3 or 4 days and I planted it the next day. I can't WAIT for Spring to come so I can see it bloom! Although it's tall and narrow, i know it will get full and wide. Since I don't have many computer skills, I can't attach a photo now or in the future (sorry)

October 19, 2017
5 months ago
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great customer service & exactly what I ordered
ordered Friday night, shipped Monday morning, arrived Tuesday morning. I'm so very impressed with the speed of delivery as well as the customer service I'd received before my plants even arrived! I'd forgotten the free shipping code with my order and they're refunding the cost!

as far as the tree I received, it's definitely as tall as I paid for, and already budding, I imagine the warm wet weather I've been experiencing will super wake it back up within a week.
February 21, 2018
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cherokee Brave Dogwood

Cherokee Brave Dogwood  Planting Diretions

The Cherokee Brave Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1') is a desirable ornamental tree with rich red flowers that will fade to a white center in the spring season. They’re fairly low maintenance and commonly planted in USDA growing zones 5-9 which means they are fairly cold tolerant. Cherokee Brave Dogwoods are fast growers that require well-draining, acidic soil and adequate moisture. They will mature to a height of 15-30 feet tall and about 25-35 feet wide so be sure there is ample space for the tree to grow. The showy crimson flowers have white centers held at the top of the branches in mid spring and green foliage which emerges burgundy colored in the spring. The leaves will take on an outstanding red color and produce red berries from early to late fall. The Cherokee Brave is a full to partial sun loving, deciduous tree with stunning growth to the horizontally-tiered branches.

Location: When planting a Cherokee Brave, find a site that offers full to partial sun. Plant in northern or eastern exposure to protect from the harsh afternoon sun.

Planting Instructions: Select a site that is well-draining and slightly acidic for the Cherokee Brave Dogwood.

1)Dig your hole three times the width of the size of the root ball and slightly deeper.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Cherokee Brave Dogwood and gently position downward in the hole. Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site.
4) Apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed.

Mulching: Protect the roots in the cold of winter by applying a thick layer of pine needles, bark or wood mulch. To avoid fungus and rot, keep the mulch about 2 inches from the trunk. Mulching will also help with keeping the soil moist as well as deter weeds and grasses from growing.

Watering: Water newly planted Cherokee Brave Dogwoods once or twice a week during the summer and fall. Watering during the winter is rarely necessary. When you water, give it a good, deep soaking to ensure it penetrates down to the deepest roots.

Fertilizing: Little or no fertilizer is needed during the first growing season. Too much fertilizer when the tree is young can stunt root growth and possible injury the tree. You can fertilize established trees twice a year, in February and again in mid-June.

Pruning: Dogwoods don’t really need much pruning. Remove dead and injured branches. Proper pruning will make the trees more attractive and keep them healthier.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Red flowers, zone 9, and smaller tree
Anh N on Feb 5, 2018
This tree is for my husbands birthday this is one of his favorites
Rebecca A H on Jan 9, 2018
Red flowers, zone 9, and smaller tree
Anh N on Feb 5, 2018
Steven K on Jan 23, 2018
This tree is for my husbands birthday this is one of his favorites
Rebecca A H on Jan 9, 2018
I ordered it in memory of a fallen dog.
Clara B on Jan 9, 2018
I have a good spaot. Did it for the beauty
Perry M on Dec 13, 2017
reviews on web site
gene s on Nov 24, 2017
It's a pretty tree that I can use to offset the white of the Cleveland Pear that I have in my front yard.
Frank D on Nov 13, 2017
Weather tolerant and being used as a memorial tree for our Mom.
Laura C on Oct 20, 2017
I liked the fact that it was cold hardy, as I live in zone 6. I also liked that the tree is moderate to fast growing, tends to be fairly upright, and doesn't grow too tall. It doesn't hurt that it's strikingly beautiful too!
Al L on Apr 24, 2017
The tree is nice flower. It will match my yard.
Timothe L on Apr 18, 2017
Have 5 stars review and nice color.
Liliana K on Apr 18, 2017
Our beloved pet & companion recently passed. We are planting this tree in our backyard & creating a commemorative garden. He was a stoic & brave protector so the name & appearance seem quite appropriate.
Jeanine D on Apr 5, 2017
Hardy and ideal size growth range for my back yard
Frederick J R on Apr 3, 2017
Because it looks like the reddest flower.
Ursula M on Mar 29, 2017
Its a beautiful color,and I love Dogwoods
Teresa U on Mar 23, 2017
Five star ranking and the hardiness factors.
Jerry C on Mar 7, 2017
as a gift for a family that lost their dog.
Scott J on Mar 1, 2017
Justun L on Nov 17, 2016
Putting this in area that will take a larger tree & wanted some color against pines trees. Great that cold hardy & gets berries for the birds.
Ruth C on Sep 26, 2016
Cold hardy
Leta B on Sep 25, 2016
Survives in cold weather. Medium growth rate.Budget friendly
VaLeslia S on Sep 23, 2016
Looks cool
Scott H on Sep 3, 2016
Steven K on Jan 23, 2018
I ordered it in memory of a fallen dog.
Clara B on Jan 9, 2018
How often can I water this Cherokee brave dogwood tree?
JINSOO L on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dogwood trees possess very shallow root systems that are susceptible to drying out in the absence of regular rainfall. It is best to water your tree once or twice a week. Be sure, though, to water correctly. Light green leaves are a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves signify both over watering and under watering. Watch for these and any other signs that your tree is getting too much or too little water.
What time of year can (should) this tree be planted?
Steve G on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We planted ours in the fall and it wintered nicely with watering. It produced one flower this year but that was perfect as it was planted as a memorial to our granddaughter who passed. The flower was stunning and the tree is very healthy.
what is the correct way to water the Cherokee Brave Dogwood Tree?
Gloria P on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Water around the perimeter of the planting site, not directly at the trunk. Tree roots follow water, and this makes the roots expand outward.
Do I need to amend the soil with planting soil and do I need to use a root stimulant?
Ross F on Oct 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All I used was some mushroom compost mixed it in with the soil and every fall and spring use a fertilizer 4-3-4 and they are doing awesome.
Is this tree deer resistant?
Kenny on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It seems to be, we live in an area with abundant wild deer, and there has been no indication of deer munching away!

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