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Berries during the 1st week of August

Cornus amomum

Silky Dogwood

Plant Type:


Cornus amomum – Native Silky Dogwood sports yellow-white flat-topped cymes in May/June over medium green foliage. Gorgeous porcelain blue fruits follow in fall occurring with bronze to bronze-purple foliage. Winter stem color is a ruddy reddish-purple and olive green – not knockout winter interest but not bad either! Site Silky Dogwood in a spectrum from full sun to mostly open shade exposure planted in fertile moisture-retentive soil. These will arrive pruned down - they are too tall to ship economically... handsome and tough they will be set to go in the garden, wild garden, woodland edge, wildlife hedgrow or wherever your heart desires. Cutting grown.

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6-8 ft


6-10 ft



Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus amomum

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored
  • Smooth

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant


  • Hedgerow
  • Woodland
  • Marginal
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting four seasons of interest. Many exhibit richly-colored winter wood, attractive flowers and pretty berries in blue or white. Most offer terrific fall foliage color. The cultivars that offer gorgeous winter bark are especially well-used as background to lower growing evergeens or as foreground shrubs set before conifers, their stem colors glowing in winter against a backdrop of green, black-green, yellow or blue. All that produce flowers and fruit are very fine choices for the wildlife enthusiast. The trees provide nesting spots. When shrubs are grouped together these also provide nesting opportunities for some species of sparrows and even catbirds among others. The trees and shrubs provide nectar for bees and many other pollinators when in flower. Birds relish the late season fruits. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rain events. All of our offerings are cutting grown.