PrETTY AS A PRINCESS. AND SMART AS ONE, TOO.
When we think of dogwoods, we normally think of the creamy flowers first. And Cherokee Princess does not disappoint. Although what passes as a 4-petaled creamy white flower, is actually a cluster of tiny, yellowish green flowers surrounded by petal-like bracts that open flat. Call them what you will, they are beautiful, especially as early, profuse bloomers against a backdrop of dark green leaves in a somewhat flat-topped habit. Foliage turns to russet shades of red in fall, with bright red fruits, favorites of birds, developing in summer and early fall.
White blooms cover in spring, reddish-purple fall foliage.