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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
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.

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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