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Cherokee Princess

Cherokee Princess is an excellent example of the North American flowering dogwoods - Cornus florida. The species gets its name from the Latin word "florida" which means flowering - not from the state of Florida. It is native to the north-eastern USA, from Boston southwards.

The main feature is the very large white petal-like bracts, which provide an attractive spring blossom display.

The tree will often bear fruitlets - not palatable for humans, but very popular with birds and animals, making this a good choice if you want to encourage wildlife into your garden.

Cherokee Princess flowering dogwood trees for sale

    Next deliveries

    Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


    How to grow

    Cherokee Princess grows best in drier areas of the UK. Although trees of Cornus florida like some shade in their native regions of north-eastern USA, in the UK they are best grown in full sun. In less favourable areas it may revert to being a non-flowering shrub.

    Cherokee Princess characteristics

    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habitSpreading
    • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flowering monthAprilMay
    • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summerGreen
    • Fruit colourRed
    • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
    • PruningDo not prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Country of originUnited States
    • Annual cycleDeciduous
    • WildlifeAttractive to birds
    • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe

    Similar varieties

    • Cornus florida
      Cherokee Daybreak
      An upright spreading form of the American dogwood, with white blossom and variegated leaves.