Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Tree
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Leaf
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Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Tree
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Leaf
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 573
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 539
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 832
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1171
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1172
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1173

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'
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With her immaculate white flowers, ruby-red fruits, and crimson-purple fall robes, Cherokee Princess Dogwood will be the crown jewel of your landscape.  This selection of our beloved native Flowering Dogwood tree will shine whether planted near your deck or patio, at the edge of a woodland area (where Dogwood trees grow naturally), or smack-dab in the middle of your front yard.  Just be sure to plant this stellar four-season ornamental tree where you can see it from indoors, because the only thing as pretty as Dogwood flowers in spring are songbirds in winter feasting on shiny red Dogwood fruits!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
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The Story

The Cherokee people have never had princesses, so ‘Cherokee Princess’ Dogwood is a bit of a misnomer.  However, many tree experts believe this tree to be not merely Princess, but Queen of the Flowering Dogwoods for its lavish and dependable flower display.  Some controversy surrounds the origin of this tree.  Some say it was discovered in Kentucky by J.C. Higden.  Others insist it’s the plant that was found by Hawkersmith and Sons in Tennessee and listed in their 1959 catalog as “Sno-White.”  No matter where she came from, she’s royalty now!

The Details

While some claim that a Cherokee Princess is a myth, we beg to differ. Large, white flower bracts appear in early spring while emerging foliage displays shades of bronzy-green or yellow-green. It later matures to dark green throughout summer. The cooler fall season brings out red to reddish-purple hues - quite a beauty! Myth busted!

How to Grow

These Dogwoods thrive in higher temperatures, but prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Flowering Dogwoods also like more acidic soil conditions. Be sure to keep your Dogwood watered after planting, they like moist soil, but not constantly wet soil. Apply a low rate tree fertilizer during the fall to promote healthy growth and flowers next spring. Not all trees are perfect however, and there are a couple of common problems that occur: Anthracnose and borer. Anthracnose is a fungal disease that causes dead spots on leaves, twigs, or fruit. Borers are small insects that bore into the woody part of plants. Don’t let this discourage you - there is hope! Your best defense against these problems is proper tree care and maintenance, if your tree is under any stress (too much sun, too much or too little water) that’s when these problems will occur. However, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. You get beautiful flowers in spring, fruit that attracts birds, and great fall color. On top of that, they really don’t need a lot of pruning, but if you feel it’s necessary to prune, please do so after the tree is done flowering in the spring.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 25-30'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: A

Size A

Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

4-5' Tall. Grown in our #7 tree container. This tree has the beginnings of a beautiful tree the hardest work has been done for you. Bower & Branch Growers have pruned this to perfection.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall and very well branched and formed. Grown in our #15 tree container with very strong stem caliper. Fully flowering at this size.

Size C Trees:

8-10’ tall. This dogwood has a stem caliper over 2” and is sold in our #25 tree container. Bower & Branch Dogwoods have been pruned properly to enhance your landscape for years.

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Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Tree
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Leaf
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 573
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 539
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 832
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1171
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1172
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1173