Cherokee Princess Dogwood Tree

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Make way, for you are now in the presence of royalty. The Cherokee Princess Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess') will effortlessly take your breath away with its immaculate features!

This shrubby tree form will be well-deservingly known as the crown jewel of your landscaping. You won't be the only one raving about the Cherokee Princess Dogwood, you will be impressed by the crowd of butterflies that this shrub attracts.

In the spring, Cherokee Princess Dogwood will sparkle like the jewel on a crown from its pure, white flower clusters before the bronzy foliage emerges soon after. Then this bronzed new growth ages to green and densely fills out the entire tree!

Then as nights turn colder in the autumn, the foliage turns into a reddish-purple coloration that will make your jaw drop! Don't forget the clusters of 3-4 oval red fruits are inch each! Songbirds will flit between the graceful branching plucking these juicy gems from the tree!

Wonderfully cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9, Cherokee Princess boasts a large rounded canopy that becomes full of four-pointed stars all spring! Once the fall foliage of this deciduous tree drops, youll enjoy the lovely bark and the graceful branching when dusted in the snow! If the birds have left you any, you'll also enjoy the red berries peeking out from the snow for further winter interest!

Planting and Application:

Cherokee Princess leaves you with illuminating coloration throughout all four seasons, so treat yourself to viewing this gorgeous ornamental every day by planting this shrub in a visible spot where you can soak in its beauty! Adorn a foundation planting or crown a garden berm with these ornate specimens!

This shrubby tree will sparkle fashionably next to your patio or porch making your house look like the royal palace! Create a gorgeous hedge or elegant property division, or carve out a peaceful nook with an outdoor garden room framed in a flowering screen of Cherokee Princess shrubs! Or Cherokee Princess can be 'limbed-up' to create a multi-trunked tree form with ease that will light up the landscape!

Plant in the Moon Garden for a lovely specimen, or display prominently on a raised mound, underplanted in white flowering groundcovers or low-growing silvery evergreen shrubs! You will gain significant curb appeal and your local pollinators, songbirds, and wildlife gain a royal safe haven!

  • Large, Pure-White Spring Flowers
  • Bronzy New Growth & Lush Green Leaves
  • Ruby-Red Fall Fruits For Birds
  • Reddish-Purple Fall Foliage
  • Four-Season Ornamental Tree or Shrub, Lovely Hedges & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Treat your shrub like the princess she is by planting in full sun with rich, well-drained soil. The Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Trees grow up to 30 feet tall and wide in optimal conditions! You'll enjoy the most color and the most blooms when planted in full sun! But in hotter climates, Dogwoods appreciates morning sun and afternoon shade! Provide irrigation or regular moderate moisture throughout the growing season with a 3-4 inch layer of mulch around the base year-round to keep the soil moist.

Prune Dogwoods to shape when dormant, and remove water growth or suckers after flowering. Decide what you want to keep first, then remove crossed branches and branches heading into the interior of the canopy to open it up for sunlight penetration and air circulation. A bit on the slower-growing side, after all, it takes a lot of energy to be this dramatic and full of colors! But that means less work and maintenance on your part too!

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Resistant & Adaptable Tree or Shrub Form

Make your property look like a royal palace by ordering one, two, or maybe even three Cherokee Princess Dogwood trees for your landscape! Order today at Nature Hills before it is too late!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?

The Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood grows 20 - 25 feet tall and a bit wider throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Cherokee Princess Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color and the most flowers and fruit, but also appreciates afternoon shade in hotter climates.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood Trees do best in very well-drained acidic soil in a sunny to partly sunny location. They prefer consistent moisture and mulched, organic beds.

Are Dogwood Trees messy?

Not at all! Dogwood trees are deciduous trees that will drop leaves and the fruit in the fall. But the leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit!

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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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Cherokee Princess Dogwood Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bronzy Ages Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No