Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Tree
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Leaf
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Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Tree
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Leaf
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 550
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 744
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1167
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1168
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1169
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1170
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1334

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1' PP 10,166
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$175.00
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Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood is a captivating small tree you’ll want to plant outside your living room, dining room, or kitchen window, so you can enjoy it all year long.  In spring, you’ll watch this king of ornamental trees blanket itself in coral-pink to white flowers the size and shape of butterflies perched on the branch tips.  Summer brings lush green foliage to shade an intimate space for dining, playing, or relaxing.  Deep red leaves follow in fall, but wait—there’s more!  Songbirds will return again and again to the Cherokee Brave® Dogwood Tree Café to gather the glossy red fruits in autumn and winter.  It’s a 365-day nature show, and you’ll have a front-row seat!

Growth Facts

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

Cherokee Brave® couldn’t help but be noticed when it appeared on the scene.  A chance seedling at the nursery of the late Hubert Nicholson of Decherd, Tennessee, it quickly outpaced its siblings, growing one and a half times as fast as other red-blooming Dogwoods.  Its leaves were bigger, too, and the new growth was infused with rich purplish-red tones.  In time, other distinctions became apparent—most importantly, the new tree seemed to have built-in defenses against powdery mildew and anthracnose.  It was awarded a patent in 1997.

The Details

This "Brave" will conquer your garden, with color for different seasons. Fast-growing and mildew resistant, do you really need more reasons? Red and white flowers bloom in spring, before the new foliage appears. Leaves in summer are deep dark green, but only until Autumn nears. The weather cools and Autumn arrives, leaves change to burgundy red. Not only leaves, but berries as well, red berries is what I said!

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
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Red
Flower Color Pink
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

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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. We allow our Dogwoods to branch lower than other trees, this provides for a wonderful shape in the years ahead. Grown in our #15 tree container with strong stem caliper. Our Dogwoods are old enough to be fully flowering.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall and very well branched and formed. We allow our Dogwoods to branch lower than other trees, this provides for a wonderful shape in the years ahead. Grown in our #15 tree container with strong stem caliper. Our Dogwoods are old enough to be fully flowering.

Size C Trees:

8-10’ tall. This fully flowering red dogwood tree is ready to make a statement in your landscape. With a stem caliper over 2” and sold in our #25 or #30 tree container. You are going to need help moving this one around.

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Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Tree
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Leaf
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 550
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 744
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1167
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1168
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1169
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1170
Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood Additional Product Shot 1334