Silky Dogwood

Cornus amomum


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Key Features


Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon

Bloom Time

May, June

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Type

Rich, fertile, moist soils; tolerates wide range of soils.

Hardiness Zone

5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum) is a medium, upright, rounded shrub. It is found naturally in moist lowlands, wetlands, and along streams and ponds, so it prefers medium to wet well-drained soil. The showy small yellowish-white flowers bloom from late-spring to early-summer in flat-toped clusters. Blooms give way to attractive porcelain blue fruit in late summer. Young Silky Dogwoods and new growth have bright red stems in fall, winter, and early spring, similar to the Redosier Dogwood. Interestingly, the smaller branches and leaf undersides have silky hairs, hence the name.

    Wildlife value: the abundant flowers of the Silky Dogwood benefit native pollinators, while its fruit is very attractive to birds. Mature plants provide habitat for birds and small mammals, and it is the larval host to the Spring Azure butterfly (pictured above).

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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