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
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
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
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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