The Cherokee Princess Dogwood Tree is an excellent choice to add to your landscape. It likes soils that are moist and acidic in their nature. It will produce large white flowers during the spring and early summer months of the year. It can even handle some drought and colder weather. Is Native in some parts.
The time to prune your tree is in early spring while it is still dormant. This will help shape the tree as it grows. You will not need to fertilize unless the soil is very low in nutrients. The Dogwood Tree is the most common ornamental and is an asset to most types of landscaping. It likes partial shade or filtered light so it can be planted among other trees. It also does well in full or half day sun so it has some versatility to where it can be placed.
Dogwood Trees have been considered both tree and flower. As a note to its popularity, North Carolina and Virginia have it as their state flower while Missouri has it as their state tree.