Pink Dogwood

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Bloom Season
Bloom Color
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 5-9
November Through April
Full Sun,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Ships November
Shipped As
Bare root

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Pink Dogwood Description

Pink Dogwood Trees 

Pink Dogwood Trees is an eye-catcher in yard landscaping and is also named the Cherokee Princess, a flowering tree in the Cornaceae family. Its delicate pink flowering bracts cover the tree branches in the springtime once it reaches maturity.

In full bloom, the Cornus florida species with shrubs and herbaceous plants group well with different maple tree species making the landscape more attractive. Decoratively, the ornamental tree uses include landscapes, street plantings, and gardens for patios, lawns, or shrub borders. 


Pink Dogwood Trees or the Cherokee Princess Dogwood History

In 1731, this tree was cultivated first in Kentucky with a native range in Florida, Oklahoma, Mexico, Massachusetts, and Texas. J.C. Higgins from Mayfield, Kentucky, introduced this tree as one of the best of all its species cultivars. Large numbers of shrubs, such as the alternate leaf Cornus alternifolia with a commercial range, are found with sugar maple trees because of their “varied altitudinal distribution.” Grouped with the beech-maple tree are understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous that supply nectar and pollen sources for pollinators throughout the growing season. 



  • Average mature size from 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide, depending on this species.
  • Large pink bracts surrounding small flowers clustered into an inflorescence.
  • Round crown and horizontal branches spread more comprehensively than the height of this tree.
  • Four bracts, two inches each in length.
  • The rounded notch on the outer edge of each bract on the flower.
  • Green leaves, 7.6 to 15 cm in length and under 7 cm in width.
  • The bark of the matured tree has small square blocks on the stem, giving it an alligator look.
  • Greenish, reddish-brown, to reddish-purple bark on stems and twigs



  • Early, heavy flowering.
  • Resistant to powdery mildew, stem canker, and anthracnose.
  • Red or purple foliage during the fall season.
  • Yellow to red berry-like fruit containing ellipsoid seeds.
  • Blossom flowers between March and June with persistence for two to four weeks.
  • Ripe fruits between September and October.


As with the maple trees, these trees strive in sunlight, soil, and moisture conditions for healthy growth. When considering grouping trees, analyze the significant elements before selecting maple or these trees. Both trees are found on slopes, swamps, flood plains, and historical-field communities and grow in moist, well-drained soils. 

This tree makes landscapes more attractive when grouped among the maple trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and other understory trees. Its growth expectation is at a medium rate of 13 to 24 inches per year after planting in yards from the nursery. Its large pink bracts set the tree apart from other Cornus florida species. Add mulch to keep the roots cool and moisture in the summer when the temperature is usually high or during a drought. 


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Reviews (6)

  • 4
    Pink Dogwood

    Posted by Ellie Clark on Jan 23, 2022

    I have this ordered this morning. Need to grow more of this variety to have it lined up in my front yard.

  • 4
    Dogwood fans

    Posted by Doug on Dec 27, 2021

    The saplings were well packaged and ready to plant so we found good places for them situated among some white dogwoods and redbuds in the yard. Looking forward to flowers.

  • 5
    Pink Dogwood

    Posted by Linda Clark on Dec 24, 2021

    Arrived in great condition, ready to see them flower!

  • 5
    Cherokee Pink Dogwood

    Posted by Gina on Dec 23, 2021

    Packed well, shipped quickly.

  • 5

    Posted by Vickie on Dec 23, 2021

    Trees arrived as expected with detailed planting instructions. Can't wait till the spring!

  • 5
    Pink Dogwood

    Posted by Candace Hoffman-Kiman on Dec 20, 2021

    Shipping fantastic. Product was bigger than expected & very healthy


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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