Silky Dogwood
Silky Dogwood
Silky Dogwood
Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood

Regular price $8.00

Cornus amomum

The Silky Dogwood is a large shrub grown in an upright rounded form. When young the stems are a stunning bright red in the fall, winter and early spring turning to a reddish brown come summer. As it matures, the stems remain the reddish brown year round until eventually maintaining a gray pigment. Although sometimes mistaken for Red Osier Dogwood, the brown pith and blue toned fruits distinguishes this from its lookalike. Although highly tolerant of shade, they do not thrive well in droughty conditions.

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Growth Rate Moderate
Mature Size 6-10 ft tall
Soil Best in moist soils, somewhat poorly drained, medium to coarse
Light Shade tolerant
Leaves Dark ovate green leaves
Flower & Fruit White colored flowers blooming mid-June; Bluish colored fruit maturing in September
Benefits Widely used for slope stabilization due to the ability of rooting where stems come in contact with the ground. Other primary uses are for field and farmstead windbreaks, wildlife borders and as ornamentals.

The information below ONLY APPLIES to Spring Sales

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail unless "SHIP TO HOME" is selected at check out. SHIP TO HOME orders will be shipped around April 7th. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 14 & 15 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI
  • April 21 & 22 at the Goodells County Park- Exhibit Barns.
    • Goodells, MI (Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park)
  • April 25 & 26 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI
  • April 28 & April 29 at Clinton Twp Civic Center
    • 40700 Romeo Plank Rd Clinton Twp MI 48083

    Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.