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Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1'

Cherokee Brave Dogwood

$0.00 | 7 G | 90 Avail. | $59.90

7 G Weight: 85.0 lb



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Cherokee Brave 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 that emerge with red brackets that mature to white 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: 

25’ - 35'

Spacing: 

30'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

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: Chinese Redbud, Boxwood, Itea

Image: Famartin2016-04-20 12 59 08 'Cherokee Brave' Pink Flowering Dogwood blossoms along Tranquility Court in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0


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