Silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Silky dogwood
Silky dogwood Silky dogwood
Silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 8 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
rounded, multi-stemmed shrub; 6-8’ tall; 6-10’ wide; small, creamy-white flowers in late spring; blue fruit that is quickly devoured by birds in late summer; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet soils; intolerant to drought; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4

UW Extension
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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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