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Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

Scientific Name: Cornus amomum
Available Size: 4-6′

55 in stock

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Description

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Cornaceae

Height:6-12 feet

Spread: 6-12 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America, scattered but nearly statewide

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: average, well drained

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs: full sun to almost full shade

Tolerates: erosion, wet soil

Landscape use: Hedges, rain garden, erosion control, moist naturalized areas

Brief Description: Medium-sized shrub, typically found in lowland areas, twigs and leaf undersides have silky hair. Tiny, white flowers give way to berry like drupes that are blue when ripe. Twigs purple-brown in spring.

Wildlife Benefits: Birds are attracted to the fruit,

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Plants are susceptible to scale. Additional insect pests include borers and leaf miner. Infrequent disease problems include leaf spot, crown canker, blights, root rot and powdery mildew.

Stand out Features: Somewhat wild and unkempt appearance, thicket forming.

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