null
Toggle menu

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

SKU:
CPFLCP
from $229.99
No reviews yet Write a Review
SKU:
CPFLCP
Weight:
4.00 LBS
_photo-credit-text:
Photo(s) Courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder -
_photo-credit-url:
http://www.netpsplantfinder.com/
_description-height:
30 feet
_description-width:
35 feet
_description-light:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_product-card-text:
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'
Attracts:
Birds
Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Dogwood
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Cornus
Growth Rate:
Slow
Hardiness Zone:
5b
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Shade
Mature Height:
30 feet
Mature Width:
35 feet
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Prune After Flowering
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Shade

How to Get It

Store Pickup

Available Within 1 - 2 Days

FREE

or

Local Delivery

Doorstep Delivery 1 - 3 Days

from $50.00 Within 10 Miles

(Selection made at checkout)

Choose your neighborhood store below to get started

Product Overview

 

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'
Possibly the ultimate small specimen tree, famous for its huge yet delicate white blooms in spring, requires rich, well-drained acidic soil and adequate precipitation; one of the hardiest, best with some shelter

Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Insects
  • Disease

Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Shade

Features

Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood features showy clusters of white flowers with white bracts held atop the branches in mid spring. It has forest green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It produces red berries from early to late fall. The warty gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

 

Planting & Growing

Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

 

Reviews

No reviews yet Write a Review

Product Details

Care

Ratings & Reviews
No reviews yet
Write a Review

Find a Location
Near You

Find your neighborhood Pike Nursery store.
FIND MY STORE