Cornus florida 'Cherokee Brave'

Cherokee Brave Dogwood

This dogwood has a pink-red flower with a white center and is considered one of the best pinks. It is a strong grower with good resistance to powdery mildew. The new leaves are bronze-red-green.

The flowers produce pollen and nectar and the berries are favored by wintering birds.

  • Deciduous, small tree
  • Red flowers with a white center
  • Rounded, vigorous habit

  • Category: Tree, Native
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Height: 15-25 ft
  • Spread: 15-20 ft
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Foliage Color: Green
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Landscape Characteristics
Flowers
Specialty Use
Wildlife Garden
Woodland Garden
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Songbirds
Classification by Use
Color Impact
Native
Habit
Spreading
Upright
Light Requirement
Part Shade
Part Sun
Sun
Foliage
Deciduous
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Growth Rate
Moderate
Soil Moisture
Well-Drained
Foliage Color
Green
Purple
Red
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cornus florida 'Cherokee Brave'

Prefers acidic, well-drained soil with organic matter. Does not like dry, hot soil so mulch to retain moisture and cool roots. Partial shade is best.