Cherokee Princess Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’)

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

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 ½ 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, you’ll 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

Tips 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 Dogwood 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!

Cherokee Princess Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’) Details

Common name Cherokee Princess Dogwood
Botanical name Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 20 - 25 ft.
Width 25 - 30 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color White, Green