Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' with some fall foliage, grown in a 7-gallon pot.
Close-up of red fall foliage of Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'.

Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' (Dogwood) Unity Grown

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Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess' is an improved cultivar of flowering dogwood, a native, flowering tree species considered to be among the most spectacular flowering trees in United States at springtime. The 'Cherokee Princess' cultivar can be multi- or single-stemmed and typically grows to approximately 30' tall with horizontal branching out to a spread of about 35'.

In spring, 'Cherokee Princess' is covered by a profusion of long-lasting white bracts fills the tiered branches, followed by dense, attractive green foliage and bright red fruits in summer which are attractive to a number of bird species. In the fall months, persistent berries add further aesthetic appeal when autumn foliage turns to beautiful, bright shades of crimson and maroon. 'Cherokee Princess' grows best in part shade, may be best grown as an understory or forest margin tree in well drained soils. Additionally, since flowering dogwood can be sensitive to temperature swings, you can provide a 2-4" layer of mulch to help keep the roots cool and moist in hot summers.

Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, and Native to U.S.
Mature Tree Height: Medium: 15 to 30 feet
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Rich Organic Matter, Acidic, and Average
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Attracts Birds, Attracts Wildlife, Berries, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
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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