Silky Dogwood Live Stakes
Silky dogwood is a deciduous tree. It is also called cornus amomum. Silky dogwood is tolerable to wet and dry places but likes moist well drained soil. This tree is green with flowers that are a cream color during late spring. Then during early summer its fruits are eaten by birds. Then during fall the silky dogwoods leaves turn a dark red. The silky dogwood is a great border it can also be used for naturalizing, massing, and as a screen.
The silky dogwood is multi-stemmed and has many different branches all growing from the same trunk. The leaves are small and can grow around 2 1/2 inches wide and are reddish-pink-purple color. The centers of each bloom is light in color, which is generally a cream to off white. It can grow well in zones 2 to 10 and looks good planted along fence lines or driveways. The fruit matures in the spring to mid-summer.
Silky Dogwood trees are a great ornamental trees for natural areas and gardens.
It will award the gardener with beautiful clusters of white blooms to enjoy during the spring and summer. It grows best in moist, fertile soils and full and partial sunlight. This tree has a rounded look. With its color and form the silky dogwood is the perfect tree for your garden.