Cherokee Chief Dogwood
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The Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree Is Perfect To Use In Landscaping
Cherokee Chief Dogwood, also known as Cornus florida 'Rubra,' is a small deciduous tree native to eastern North America. It typically grows to a height of 20-30 feet and has a spread of 25-30 feet. The tree is prized for its showy pink or red flowers that bloom in early Spring 2024, followed by bright red fruit that ripens in the Fall (End of October).
The Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree is relatively easy to grow and prefers moist, well-drained soil in partial shade to full sun. It can live in various soil types and pH levels but requires adequate moisture to thrive. Pruning is usually only necessary to remove dead or damaged wood or to shape the tree.
Besides its ornamental value, the Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree is also used in landscaping as a screen or hedge or as an accent tree in small yards or gardens. It is also famous for wildlife gardens, as the fruit is a favorite of birds and other small mammals.
History Of The Cherokee Chief Dogwood Tree
The Cherokee Chief Dogwood tree is a flowering tree that is aboriginal to North America and known for its unique blossoms. The Cherokee people have a solid cultural and historical connection to the land and the natural world, and the Dogwood tree holds special significance in Cherokee folklore and traditions.
In Cherokee culture, the Dogwood tree is often associated with strength and resilience. According to legend, the Dogwood tree was once tall and robust, but it was cut down and used to make the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. In response, God transformed the Dogwood tree so that it would never grow tall and strong again, but instead would always grow as a small and delicate tree, with four white petals symbolizing the four points of the cross, a red center representing the blood of Christ, and each petal tipped with a dent meaning the nails that were used in the crucifixion.
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