Cherokee Chief Flowering Dogwood
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Mature Height - 30-40'Mature Width - 30-40'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - True flowers in April-May, greenish yellow, 0.25" across, held upright along stems. The showy parts are the 4 ruby-red bracts which are ovate and about 2" long. Flowers open before the leaves and are effective for 10-14 days.Fruit - Drupe, glossy red 0.33" to 0.5" long, ovid, 3-4 to a cluster, ripening in September-OctoberLeaf - Fall Color - Bark - Reddish brown when young transforming to grayish brown with age developing “alligator hide" appearanceOther Features - New growth reddishPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Acid well-drained soil, performs best in some shade. Not pollution tolerantNative Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to numerous pests when under stressStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.- Other plants of the genus Cornus.- Other plants of the species Cornus florida.