Cornus amomum, Silky Dogwood 18-24″


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Attractive Bark:
Attractive Fall Color:
Attractive Flowers:
Average to moist soil:
Beneficial Insects:
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
Erosion Control:
FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands:
Flood Tolerant:
Four Season Interest:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
High Wildlife Value:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Salt Tolerant:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Small Mammals:
Threatened / Endangered:

Botanic Name:Cornus amomum

Common Name:Silky dogwood, red willow, silky cornel

Sun Exposure: Full Sun Part Sun

Soil moisture: Moist Wet

Soil Type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Mature height / spread:6-12′

Flower:White- May-June

Fall Color:Orange, Red, purple

Soil Ph:6.1-7.5

Water depth:

Habitat: Forested wetlands, floodplains, shrub wetlands, stream & pond banks

moist clearings


Young dogwoods have bright red stems in the fall, winter
and early spring, which turn reddish-brown in the
summer. As the shrub matures, the stems turn
reddish-brown year-round and later gray.
The primary use of this species is for field and
farmstead windbreaks and wildlife borders. It is also
being used with willows for streambank protection.
Other beneficial uses are for fish and wildlife habitat
improvement, slope stabilization, borders, and as an
Threatened /Endangered: