Cornus florida 'Cherokee Brave' (Flowering Dogwood) grown in 10-gallon pots.
Dark pink flowers of Cornus florida 'Cherokee Brave' dogwood

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Brave' (Flowering Dogwood)

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Cherokee Brave® Flowering Dogwood is a captivating small specimen tree you’ll want to showcase in your garden to have both indoor and outdoor views.  In spring, you’ll watch this gem 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 gather the glossy red fruits during the autumn and winter season, 365-day enjoyment!

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.

Native to U.S., Native to Maryland, and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Tree Height: Medium: 15 to 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average and Acidic
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Red, Pink, and White
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Wildlife, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Berries, Fall Color, and Keystone Plant
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, and Deer Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden, Specimen Tree, and Shade Tree

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"We launched Marylanders Plant Trees in 2009 to encourage citizens and organizations to partner with the State to plant new trees. Today, citizens can still take advantage of our coupon program to receive $25 off the purchase of a native tree at 86 participating nurseries across the State. The State cost of $20 per coupon is funded through a settlement from a major power generator for Clean Air Act violations, in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General, and Maryland’s participating tree vendors are generously absorbing the remaining $5.

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