Dogwood - Silky
Fall Color for Wet Soils
The Silky Dogwood, Cornus amomum, has attractive white, greenish-white or yellow flower clusters in the spring.
The flowers mature to blue and white fruit in the fall. The fruit is eaten by game birds, especially important as a source of food for migrating songbirds.
The glossy green foliage on the brown twigs changes to red in autumn. After the leaves fall, the brown twigs stand out against the brilliant white snow.
This shrub will mature to 6'-8' with an equal spread, but can be trimmed to any size.
The twigs are an important source of winter browse for deer and rabbits. Mature height: a small to medium sized shrub to 12'.
This plant tolerates poorly drained soils. It is used for hedgerows, windbreaks, specimen plant, accent plant, wet areas, back borders of gardens, and for stream bank erosion control.
*White Flowers Heads in Spring
*Birds Love the Blueish Berries
*Thrives in Wet Soils
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 9 feet|
|Mature Form||Oval, Round|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Full Shade|
|Flower Color||White and Yellow|