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botanical name:
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Flowering Dogwood
synonyms:  Cornus florida var. rubra 'Cherokee Chief', Cornus florida 'Super Red'
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 6.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: dark grey
main season:
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Rich ruby-red or deep pink flower bracts. New foliage growth is also reddish, maturing to green, but then showing red and maroon autumn tints.

cultivation:
Best in slightly acid soils, sun or part shade. Moderate resistance to mildew

other notes:
A selected seedling of the Cornus florida 'Prosser', introduced by the Ike Hawkersmith Nursery, Winchester, Tennisee, USA, in 1958.

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