- Latin Name- Cornus Amomum Hardy Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 6-10ft Width 6-10ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Silky Dogwood - Cornus amomum Mill
The Silky Dogwood is a shrub that can grow from medium to large in height and width. The tree is known for its beautiful white flowers. The tree has excellent dark waxy green leaves, with a reddish to a burgundy stem. It is excellent for all seasons but loves the late summer early fall season. It is excellent in groups as shade trees and excellent for landscaping borders.
Silky Dogwood – Cornus amomum. There are many varieties and sizes of Dogwoods– from low growing shrubs to the rounded trees. Many sport beautiful flowers, striking winter stem colors in reddish-purple and olive green, and produce berries used as food for wildlife. Most dogwood plants have rich color fall foliage. The plants prefer a range from full sunny to generally open shade contact and planted in fertile soil that retains moisture. All favor fertile soils that are moisture retaining between rainfalls. The Silky Dogwood is essential in gardens. They work with roughly all other species and cultivars growing four seasons of significance.
Silky Dogwood is an appealing tree.
This tree gets its name from the smooth hairs found on the twigs' base and leaves on this plant. These show up on the twigs and leaves throughout the entire year. It is a fantastic plant for ranges that may have regular flooding, as it flourishes in wet soils. This tree is excellent throughout the whole year with its shading changes and delightful blooms. Regardless of what time of year, this tree includes excellence and life.This bush produces beautiful sprouts that show up in the late spring months. They convey untamed life to any yard. It just expands the excellence of this tree. The twigs appear to be practically lavender in shading. All through the spring months, sprouts and buds will give the idea that will realize the most beautiful shading in the mid-year. The blooms are yellowish-white and are necessary, yet amazing. The blossoms develop in bunches. At the point when fall begins to come around, these flowers will drop and abandon blue or lavender berry. The leaves on this tree just improve its whole excellence. These will turn an orange shading as fall methodologies. Whatever your need is in your patio nursery or finishing territory, this dogwood is sure to satisfy. It is lovely throughout the entire year and will draw in flying creatures and butterflies. Make this dogwood an expansion to your patio nursery and appreciate the shading!
This shrub likes moisture. Therefore you can find it used as hedges and massing. The tree can grow up to 8 feet or for those that enjoy shrubs, and the bushes can grow up to 5 feet depending on how planted. It can mature up to 10 feet and just as full, with the proper soil and moisture. The Silky Dogwood loves the sun for the most part but can withstand partial to full shade for 4 - 6 hours. You can find this shrub growing in abundance in zones 4 - 8, which includes its native Michigan and Illinois areas.
Silky Dogwoods prefer acidic and alkaline soils that are moist. It does not do well in areas where the soil is too salty or have been sprayed with salt products. It can withstand time periods of moderate drought. This shrub is showy and will give you pretty fall colors ranging from reds to purples to burgundy. The flowers are flat white tops and blooms in May - June, but the fruit will ripen in late summer early fall. This shrub is beautiful to birds, for those that enjoy bird watching.
The Silky Dogwood will be a welcomed addition to any backyard or front yard landscape. Its waxy green leaves will provide plenty of shade during those sunny, hot, spring and summer days. An excellent time to plant this shrub is in mid-May. Its growth rate is standard, and the average Silky Dogwood is useful after 2 - 3 years of initial planting.