Silky Dogwood Seedlings
- Latin Name- Cornus Amomum Hardy Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 6-10ft Width 6-10ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
- THIS PLANT CAN NOT SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES:
Here's how your plants will look on arrival. All plants are dormant with no leaves or foliage.
Silky Dogwood Seedlings
The Silky Dogwood is a decently large type of shrub. I will grow to be about 6 to 10 feet high. The growth is rounded and upright; however, the location of the stems the make contact to the ground helps to form the roots of this plant. Due to the root and stem growth, it offers a type of thicket, which is excellent for small creatures and beautiful scenery. When this plant is in its early stages of growth, it provides a variety of red stems during the fall, as well as the winter and in the early spring. As this plant matures, its stems turn to a type of reddish-brown and then later, gray.
The Silky Dogwood was adapted from Wisconsin and Michigan to Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Maine. This plant has done very well in all of the Lake States; however, it does not do well outside of this range. It needs soil that is moist and poorly drained. It should be moderately acidic up to neutral. In some areas that have coarse soil, it still can flourish greatly. It is very tolerant of shade but does not do very well in droughty type conditions.
The primary uses for this specific plant are for windbreaks, as well as wildlife borders. It is also used in combination with willows to add protection to stream banks. Some other benefits include plant life for wildlife habitats and fish. There are some who purchase this plant for pure ornamental scenery. When planting these seedlings, it is important to plant them 5 to 6 feet apart. If you decide to plant them in a cluster, make sure that the spacing is 8 X 10 or 10 X 10. There are approximately 12,000 seeds per pound. This is something to keep in mind when you purchase the Silky Dogwood seeds.
Silky Dogwood Seedlings will mature into beautiful flowering shrubs. It has its name because of the silky hairs on the bottom of the foliage. These shrubs love moist, fertile soils and will grow well in them. These shrubs do good in areas that may get lots of water, and they like the wetter soils. In spring, they produce a beautifully pure yellow and white blossom which is replaced by berries. These berries attract several different species of wildlife.