$238.00 – $413.00
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood
Height: 30 feet
Spread: 35 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Possibly the ultimate small specimen tree, famous for its huge yet delicate white blooms in spring; extremely fussy, requires rich, well-drained acidic soil and adequate precipitation; one of the hardiest, best with some shelter
Cherokee Princess Flowering Dogwood will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.
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