- Botanical Name
- Cornus florida
- Zones 5 to 9
- Up to 30'
- Equal or greater than height
- Mid May: yellowish-green flower surrounded by four bracts of white, red, or pink
- Bright, shiny red, oblong
- Fall Color
- Red to reddish-purple
- Full sun to part shade
- Cool, moist, well-drained, acidic with plenty of organic matter
- Planting & Care
- Transplant balled and burlap while tree is still small
- Flowering dogwood does not tolerate heat, drought, pollution or salt
- Borers, anthracnose, powdery mildew, canker, crown rot. Flower buds are often killed or injured by cold temperatures of Zone 5.
- Cherokee Brave - pink bracts, 15'
- Cherokee Princess - large white bracts, heavy bloomer, reliable
- Cherokee Sunset - red bracts, variegated foliage with pink to yellow margins, good anthracnose resistance, 25'
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