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Silky Dogwood - Cornus amomum

Regular price $66.00

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Phonetic: KOR-nus ah-MOH-mum

Shrubs larger than 1 gallon can not be shipped.

Most shrubs will not be ready before the first week of June when they are fully leafed out.

1 and 3 Gallon Pot

Silky Dogwood sustains a significant amount of wildlife from bees to birds, from it's creamy white small blooms that arrive in the spring to it's berries that turn from a white to blue color in late summer. This shrub has a rounded open habit and it's twigs and the underside of it's leaves have silky hairs. The young stems are a red color and turn gray as they mature. It prefers moist, well drained, slightly acid soils and tolerates close to full shade. Mulching in the summer keeps the roots cool and moist. 

  • Hardiness Zone:  5-8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Color: Creamy White
  • Bloom Time: May - June
  • Soil Type: Medium to Wet
  • Mature Plant Size: 6-10' Height, 6-10' Width
  • Plant Spacing: 6'-10'
  • Host Plant:  Spring Azure Butterfly
  • Attracts:  Birds, butterflies
  • Advantages:  Adapts to wide range of soil and light conditions, Significant value for wildlife
  • Landscape Uses:  Woodland margins, Hedge, Erosion Control
  • Companion Plants:  Marsh Marigold, Joe Pye Weed, Cardinal Flower