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Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood

Silky Dogwood Plants

Silky dogwood plants are large, round, shrubs that grow 6 to 10 feet tall. The silky dogwood plants are found from Michigan and Wisconsin to Maine and south to Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, in the United States. Silky dogwood plants have dark green, oval leaves, yellowish-white flowers that bloom in mid-June, and bluish colored fruit in September. The berries of the silky dogwood are edible by humans, and animals.

Grow Silky Dogwood

Silky dogwood grows best in very moist soil that drains poorly. They love the shade, and do not grow well in very dry conditions. The silky dogwood thrives in medium to coarse, acidic to neutral soil. Silky Dogwood has few problems with disease and insect pests. Although, there has been some problems with cicadas stinging the stems of the Silky Dogwood.

Silky Dogwood Uses

Silky dogwood is used for wildlife borders, and field and farmstead windbreaks. Also, silky dogwood is often planted and used with willows to protect stream banks, and create a nice habitat for wildlife. The silky dogwood works very well to use as windbreaks and bank stabilizations, because the lower branches touch the ground and reroot themselves creating thickets.

Silky Dogwood Facts

The binomial name for Silky Dogwood is Cornus amomum, and is one of over 50 species of the genus Cornus, or Dogwood.

Silky Dogwood Farms

It may be possible to find any silky dogwood farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!


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