SNOWY WHITE BLOOMS IN EARLY SPRING
- White flowers cover the tree in early spring before green leaves emerge
- By fall, the leaves turn a shade of maroon for a dazzling display
- Vibrant red berries appear in fall
- Stunning gray trunk provides winter interest
- Birds will flock to the tree to snack on the cherry red berries
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 20-25' tall
- Mature Width: 20-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-25' apart
Why plant Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood?
With her immaculate white flowers, ruby-red fruits, and crimson-purple fall robes, Cherokee Princess Dogwood will be the crown jewel of your landscape. This selection of our beloved native Flowering Dogwood tree will shine whether planted near your deck or patio, at the edge of a woodland area (where Dogwood trees grow naturally), or smack-dab in the middle of your front yard. Just be sure to plant this stellar four-season ornamental tree where you can see it from indoors, because the only thing as pretty as Dogwood flowers in spring are songbirds in winter feasting on shiny red Dogwood fruits!
The Cherokee people have never had princesses, so ‘Cherokee Princess’ Dogwood is a bit of a misnomer. However, many tree experts believe this tree to be not merely Princess, but Queen of the Flowering Dogwoods for its lavish and dependable flower display. Some controversy surrounds the origin of this tree. Home say it was discovered in Kentucky by J.C. Higden. Others insist it’s the plant that was found by Hawkersmith and Sons in Tennessee and listed in their 1959 catalog as “Sno-White.” No matter where she came from, she’s royalty now!
How to use Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood in the landscape?
While some claim that a Cherokee Princess is a myth, we beg to differ. Large, white flower bracts appear in early spring while emerging foliage displays shades of bronzy-green or yellow-green. It later matures to dark green throughout summer. The cooler fall season brings out red to reddish-purple hues - quite a beauty! Myth busted! This multi-season stunner deserves a location front and center so you can enjoy the never-ending show!
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood
These Dogwoods thrive in higher temperatures, but prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Flowering Dogwoods also like more acidic soil conditions. Be sure to keep your Dogwood watered after planting, they like moist soil, but not constantly wet soil. Not all trees are perfect however, and there are a couple of common problems that occur: Anthracnose and borer. Anthracnose is a fungal disease that causes dead spots on leaves, twigs, or fruit. Borers are small insects that bore into the woody part of plants. Don’t let this discourage you - there is hope! Your best defense against these problems is proper tree care and maintenance, if your tree is under any stress (too much sun, too much or too little water) that’s when these problems will occur. However, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. You get beautiful flowers in spring, fruit that attracts birds, and great fall color.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
The best time to fertilize your Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood is in early spring, as the tree begins to awaken for the season!
How To Prune
On top of that, the Cherokee Princess really does not need a lot of pruning, but if you feel it’s necessary to prune, please do so after the tree is done flowering in the spring.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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