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Hardiness Zone: 5-9 · Mature Height: 20-25 Feet · Mature Spread: 12-18 Feet
Buy Apache Dogwood online. This improved version of Cherokee Chief Dogwood has a strong central leader and is a vigorous grower. Produces large deep red flowers with bracts to 5" across or larger, in early spring. The leaves are bronze-green to yellow-green when unfolding and a good dark green in summer. Fall color of the Apache Dogwood is a consistent crimson. It is a small low-branched tree with horizontally spreading lines, and a layered effect, usually with a flat topped crown and often wider than high at maturity. Apache has a good central leader and may have a more rounded canopy at maturity.
Family: Cornaceae · Common Name: Dogwood
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- A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
- Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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APACHE DOGWOOD Plant Characteristics
|•||Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance|
|•||Leaf Spot - Low Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - Moderate Resistance|
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)|
|•||Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)|
Season of Interest*
|•||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|•||Late Summer/Early Autumn|
|•||Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States|
|•||Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States|
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APACHE DOGWOOD Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Cornus is fairly easy to grow and adapts well to most conditions. Plant in a location with some afternoon shade in the southern states. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.