When spring arrives, it's impossible to ignore the beauty of certain flowering trees. Of those early bloomers, few trees rival the beauty of the Cherokee Princess Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'). This small deciduous native becomes the centerpiece of any yard that's lucky enough to house it and its showy blooms. With a wide range of planting zones, this low-maintenance princess is sure to flourish in your yard!
When spring finally arrives, the Cherokee Princess Dogwood is one of the first trees to alight with blooms. This magnificent tree becomes fully covered in large white flowers.
These blossoms are unique and mysterious, though. Many spectators confuse this tree's bracts with its petals. This tree's flowers are actually the small yellow-green centers of its four large bracts. But boy are they beautiful! The bracts span 5 inches wide, creating saucers of glowing white that last well into spring.
Soon after flowering, the Cherokee Princess Dogwood sprouts with attractive green foliage. Its leaves are ovate with bright green tops and silvery green undersides. This delightful green display darkens to a rusty red-orange in early fall, eventually deepening to red-violet. This brilliant fall display doesn't fade quickly. It will color your yard with yellows, oranges, reds, and purples for several months!
Fall is also a time for fruiting for this popular tree. It produces clusters of red berries that birds tend to enjoy nibbling on.
The Cherokee Princess Dogwood is known for its even pyramidal growth habit. As it ages, its top will flatten out and widen for a wide-reaching, established effect.
You'll often find this Dogwood planted alongside Redbuds since they share a blooming season. When planted together, they create a wild and colorful show. Plant your Cherokee Princess Dogwood as a show-stopping specimen or plant it beside Redbuds and other Dogwood varieties for an unapparelled spring display.
This tree grows well in acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soil. It can handle a wide range of light conditions: full sun to partial shade are ideal, though. Full sun will provide the most flowers.
If you want a tree the neighbors will slow down to admire, the Cherokee Princess Dogwood is your best bet! This gorgeous specimen tree's plethora of blooms is unrivaled in native beauty and adoration. Order today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'|
|Mature Height||25 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Acidic, well-drained|
|Flower Color||Green (Bracts white)|