The Red Flowering Dogwood Tree (Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief') is a traditional Dogwood in an exceptional color offering, that provides year-round interest!
You will know that spring has truly arrived when your Red Flowering Dogwood leaps into action. Gorgeous ruby-red blooms will cover the tree starting before the leaves appear and lasting long after other spring bloomers quit.
To add to this spectacular show the new foliage starts out red then matures to glossy emerald green. The red and green leaves form the most perfect backdrop to the pink and crimson blossoms that last well into the spring season.
As proof of their beauty, the Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, GA. brings visitors from far and wide to celebrate this tree's brilliant flowering period.
In fall your Red Flowering Dogwood will transform again. Its leaves turn stunning shades of bright scarlet, burgundy and amber. Sure to brighten even the furthest corner of your yard.
The Red Flowering Dogwood will start to shed its leaves in late fall, but that's when glossy, ruby-red fruit is revealed. Not only will the branches provide a feast for songbirds, but they will also be a wonderful addition to your winter décor.
The Red Flowering Dogwoods size makes it easy to add to any landscape. Plant it near a patio or window where you can enjoy it all year long. Order one today!
Red Flowering Dogwood's ability to tolerate a wide range of sun enables its versatility within your landscape!
As a standout specimen tree and anchoring plant in your planting beds. These ornamental flowering trees really highlight your property and boost curb appeal!
Tall enough to provide lush shade, Dogwood trees look fantastic around patios and seating areas where they'll add soothing, cooling shade.
Be sure to plant where you can view this amazing plant year-round! Perfect for pin-point privacy to hide the view into a bedroom window, while enhancing your view out!
Flowering trees are always lovely as a front yard accent plant or a specimen highlighting your entry. Just as perfect shading your hammock as they are soaking up the shade themselves beneath larger trees along the back of your property with other perimeter trees and shrubs; without the fear deer will eat them up.
The rosy-red blooms attract hosts of pollinators and the red berries attract birds, making Red Flowering Dogwood amazing wildlife trees! Plant among other trees and shrubs that grow in shade to brighten dreary corners or provide interest in those places the lawn doesn't like to grow.
Add Flowering Dogwood among other plantings with similar early flowering trees and shrubs, creating an impactful spring display to chase away the winter blues!
Line your drive or shade your walkways and paths with these lovely trees, or define your property line while adding some privacy that both you and your neighbors won't mind!
This Cherokee Chief Dogwood variety has unique rose-red blooms and is a versatile addition to all landscapes!
Tolerating full shade to partial shade in most locations, these can tolerate full sun in cooler summer climates where the summer sun isn't as intense.
Cold hardy in growing zones 5 through 9, Red Dogwood trees aren't particular on soil type, but they really should be planted in moist well-drained soil. Once established, they can tolerate some drought, but to best protect your investment, provide supplemental watering.
Dogwood trees do not like standing water. If puddles remain on your soil after a rain, or watering, consider elevating the planting area by adding 18 - 24 inches of soil above the native soil line and plant your tree directly in that mound.
Mulch the root system well to insulate from heat and cold, as well as hold in more moisture and water less often! Tolerating slightly acidic soils, use appropriate organic fertilizers that help maintain this acidity and boost their health in early spring.
Take care when applying lawn fertilizers near flowering trees. These high nitrogen formulas are designed to produce foliage, but will not support flower development. Instead, apply an all-purpose fertilizer for blooming plants in early spring. Reapply in mid-summer, following label directions for application rates.
Prune if necessary in late winter or after blooming in spring to remove crossing branches and water growth, or to control the shape.
Easy care and hardy, low maintenance, Red Flowering Dogwoods will become amazing additions to your landscape!
Order your own standout flowering ornamental tree from Nature Hills Nursery while they last!
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.
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|
|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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'|
|Mature Height||15 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade|