Cornus amomum

Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood is often found growing alongside its cousin, Red Osier Dogwood. Both shrubs have reddish branches and white flowers, but the berries of Silky Dogwood are usually dark blue when ripe, while Red Osier berries are white.

Silky Dogwood is an excellent plant for shorelines, holding the banks in place with its extensive root system. It also provides nesting cover for waterfowl.

Height: 7-10 feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Moist to wet soils

Flowers: White to yellow in May to June

Attracts: Birds

Special Tolerances: Erosion control species