Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 20-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25-35 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, FL
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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Beautiful Hardy Quick-growing Dogwood
I received this tree as a gift for my first birthday in my first home and I love it. When it arrived it was healthy. It is planted in nook that helps to shelter it from severe wind. It gets direct sunlight during the morning and until about 2pm each day. When I planted it in April 2017 I used the root booster offered from this site but also amended the soil using mushroom compost. During its first year it encountered and survived all types of severe Charleston weather well. The summer of 2017 was historically hot and dry but I kept it watered well and believe that helped set the roots quickly. In September 2017 I staked it and it rode out Hurricane Irma with no issues not even a single a broken limb. It survived the freak 6課� of snow and ice Charleston got in Jan 2018 and bloomed beautifully this spring. I did fertilize it around the end of April after the last real frost using a Jobe's fertilizer stake for rhododendrons/hollies and a Jobs's Fertilizer stake for regular trees and shrubs. It has easily grown a foot in the last year. I love the beauty this tree provides year round. The blooms are gorgeous I love watching the green leaves dance in the summer breeze and the burgundy leaves and berries in the fall/winter provide some nice color when everything gets brown and dormant around here. This is a definite winner.
I have mixed feelings on these. I bought four trees last year- three of the 2-3 foot trees and one larger 4 foot tree. My larger tree has done well but two of the three smaller trees have died. Luckily I had one warranty but I'll have to spend over 150 dollars to replace the two of them with large enough trees that will survive.
Really pretty tree
Our Cherokee Brave Dogwood was planed in 95 degree St. Louis heat in June. It is doing surprisingly well despite the heat. I dump a buck of water on it ever evening. It has grown 2 inches in 4 weeks in the heat and spread out 4 inches wider so we are very satisfied.
As a preface I will say that I have been exceedingly pleased with the performance of the Royal Empress I ordered with the Dogwood. In its second season it has strongly grown to 18 ft. and is providing the dense shade I wanted. However I am now looking at a Dogwood that has not survived a second season. I'm disappointed because it seemed to be doing so well in full sun last year.
fast shipping great packaging trees were in great shape will see how they do this winter
Planting & Care
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.
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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
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