Cornus florida 'Comco No. 1'

Cherokee Brave Dogwood

The Cherokee Brave Dogwood will turn heads with its bright pink blankets of flower clusters which emerge in early Spring. This is one tough tree that thrives in cold conditions!

  • Tolerates: Deer, Clay Soil, Black Walnut
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Season: April–May
  • Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Maintenance: Medium
  • Spread (Min): 25
  • Spread (Max): 35
  • Height (Min): 15
  • Height (Max): 30
  • Leaves vs Needles: Flowering
  • Size: Medium


The Cherokee Brave Flowering Dogwood is a spectacular option for your lawn or garden with its large, stunning blossoms of bright pink fading into a white center. An earlier bloomer than many other dogwoods, the Cherokee Brave flowers in early March-April then the green summer leaves change to a dramatic maroon red. Red winter berries are revealed after its leaf drop and provide food for birds and other wildlife. Look for a full sun to partial shade spot and evenly moist soil. Cherokee Braves do not tolerate standing water, but are otherwise relatively low maintenace trees. Once established, this tree is very easy to care for and are much hardier and more disease resistant than other dogwood varieties.