Native or Introduced:
Nutrient Removal Rating:
Rooted or Floating:
Full sun to part shade
Maximum Water Depth:
Plant along banks (the root zone should not be inundated)
Silky dogwood is a woody, simi-aquatic, shrub that reaches approximately 15 feet in height. It is deciduous with opposite leaves. Leaves are oval shaped and green - measuring 4 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. Leaf undersides are lighter green. Venation pattern is typical of other dogwoods. Fruits are small blue drupes.
Silky dogwood is typically found in marshes and swamps. Additionally it flourishes on the banks of streams and rivers.