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Silky Dogwood

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree Type

Silky Dogwood

Cornus amomum

A resilient and vibrant shrub, the Silky Dogwood is adorned with clusters of small white flowers in the spring, which give way to blueish berries. Its stems turn a striking red in winter, providing visual interest throughout the year.

  • Dimensions: 6-12 feet tall, 6-12 feet wide
  • Water Use: Adaptable to moist to wet conditions
  • Light Requirement: Prefers the brightness of full sun but also thrives under the canopy of partial shade, even tolerating moderate shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moist / Wet
  • Ornamental Use: Ideal for mass plantings, stream bank stabilization, and as a colorful component in mixed borders.
  • Wildlife: The flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators, while the fruit is a favorite among birds.

Details: Silky Dogwood

Mature Size

H: 6'–12' W: 6'-12'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Full Sun / Moderate Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist, Well-Drained Soil



Wildlife Value

Attacts Pollinators / Bird-Friendly