Silky Dogwood

Cornus amomum



A 6 to 10 foot tall shrub that produces white flowers from March to April. Attracts pollinators when in flower and birds with its dark blue berries. Partial shade to shade, medium to wet well drained soils.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Red Willow, Silky Cornel
Plant Family:Cornaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:March to April
Fruit Timing:Late summer to fall
Global and State Rank:S5, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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