Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

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6-12" $4.75$2.88$1.10$0.59$0.48
1-2' $6.10$4.31$1.26$0.72$0.57
2-3' $7.46$5.70$1.85$1.01$0.82
3-4' $8.81$7.16$3.70$1.19$1.19
4-5' $10.16$8.62$3.98$3.98$3.98
5-6' $12.19$10.05$7.36$7.36$7.36


Latin: Cornus amomum

Zones: 4-8

Other common names: kinnikinnik, red-willow, silky cornel, squawbush, indigo dogwood

Mature Height/spread: 6-8 ft high/ 6-9 ft. spread. Moderate to fast growth rate.

Soil / Climate: Ranges from Maine to Manitoba and as far South as Florida. It transplants easily and does well in soils that are moist and moderately acidic. It prefers full sun to partial shade. Widelay adaptable.

Notes: Silky Dogwood has red bark, though not quite as red as 'red osier dogwood'.  Leaves are narrow and 3 to 5 inches long, and turn purple to red in autumn.  Flowers are yellowish/creamy white which bloom in late May to early June.  Fruit is generally abundant, and blue or bluish-white, 1/4 to 3/8 inch in diameter.  Popular for erosion control. Silky Dogwood is hardy and a fast grower.

Wildlife: The fruit is eaten by wood ducks, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, woodcock, woodpeckers, and many others.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Silky Dogwood shrubs which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on  Cornus amomum can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.
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