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Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'

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Rosy Red Blooms Add Stunning Color to The Landscape

The Cherokee Chief Dogwood is cold hardy to growing zone 5, where other dogwood varieties can’t handle the cold. Large amounts of ice and snow don’t bother Cherokee Chief Dogwoods and don’t stop them from blooming.

By being one of the first trees to bloom in spring, Cherokee Chief Dogwoods fill the landscape with fiery red blossoms while other trees are still dormant. Once their dark, green leaves fill in they act as a backdrop for the bright flowers to pop against.

The colorful show doesn’t stop there because the long, oval shaped leaves fill in to create a thick and attractive canopy that provides shade in the summer. When the leaves first emerge they have a burgundy to bronze tint that fades to green as they mature. Then in the fall the green leaves turn a dark shade of red.

Your neighbors will swear that your ornamental tree is doing something new every time they see it, even in the winter because Cherokee Chief Dogwoods form bright red berries in the fall that last deep into the winter after their leaves have dropped.

The red berries beam with color while other plants in the winter landscape are bare. Cherokee Chief Dogwood berries are an excellent source of food for a variety of songbirds during the winter. You’ll love being warm inside your home while watching colorful birds visit your tree all winter long.

Cherokee Chief Dogwoods only grow between 15 to 20 feet tall, so they can fit perfectly in smaller planting areas without over crowding it. They are an excellent choice for an accent tree, or the center of attention.

You will have seasons of color without any trouble or fuss because the Cherokee Chief Dogwood is one of the toughest dogwood varieties available. They are pest and disease resistant, as well as deer and drought resistant.

All you have to do for multiple seasons of color is decide where to plant your new Cherokee Chief Dogwood trees.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:15-30 ft.
    Mature Width:15-30 ft.
    Sunlight:Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Botanical Name:Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
    Does Not Ship To:AZ,FL
    Grows Well In Zones:5-9 outdoors
    grow zone map

    Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

    (hardy down to -10℉)

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    Based on 55 reviews

    Daniel H.
    Verified Buyer


    Bought this a year ago, and it never survived the transplant. Luckily I had warranty it was able to get credit for this. Will try again, and definitely putting warranty on it again. If it wasn't for the warranty this would have been 1 star not 3um glad rhe company was helpful and that the warrenty covered the tree.

    Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertWe're so sorry your tree didn't make it! Please reach out if we can help with questions or concerns with the new one!
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    Daniel M.
    Verified Buyer

    Nice little tree

    Great material, as usual...looks terrific in the yard...well packaged and quick delivery.. Always a pleasure

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    Cherokee dogwood

    it arrived in great shape - keepin my fingers crossed - always have trouble with dogwoods

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    Cherokee dogwood

    The tree came well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I look forward to watching this tree grow.

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    Mark P.
    Verified Buyer

    Lovely. Looking forward to watching it grow and bloom.

    Lovely. Looking forward to watching it grow and bloom.

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