Silky Dogwood

picture of silky dogwoodCornus amomum

Family:
Cornaceae

Lifecycle:
Perennial

Native or Introduced:
Native

Nutrient Removal Rating:
Low

Wildlife Value:
High

Rooted or Floating:
Rooted

Site Requirements:
Full sun to part shade

Maximum Water Depth:
Plant along banks (the root zone should not be inundated)

Plant Description:
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.


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