CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Chief'

Commonly known as American boxwood, Flowering dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

(syn. 'Royal Red') - foliage scarlet-red in spring and autumn, bronzy green in summer. Bracts deep ruby pink.
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Broadly oval to ovate, sometimes slightly twisted, leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Ruby pink
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Produces flower heads to 1.5cm (½in) across surrounded by 4 bracts 4-5cm (1½-2in) long. Inedible red berries are produced in loose clusters in autumn
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Chief'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Anthracnose
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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