Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

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 Cherokee Princess Dogwood is a low branching, small native deciduous tree with a rounded habit.  Its leaves are a dark green that turns rust-red in fall.  Cherokee Princess Dogwood is a heavy bloomer that has large clusters of flowers with white brackets that bloom in early spring and attract butterflies.  Prefers part sun and slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil.  

Cornus florida is a host for Spring Azure butterfly and Cecropia Silkmoth, and supports several specialized bees.  The fruits are browsed by songbirds and mammals.  

Type: 

Tree 

Height: 

15' - 30'

Spread: 

15’ - 30'

Spacing: 

20'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SpringFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Prone to leaf scorching or spots in full sun.  Stressed Dogwoods are susceptible to leaf spot, crown canker, root rot, powdery mildew, blight, and anthracnose.  Anthracnose can be a serious problem.  Mulching will help keep roots cool in summer.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasPonds or streams, Foundational Plantings.

COMPANION PLANTS: Itea, Eastern Redbud, Clethra

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Cornus florida Cherokee Princess 5zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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