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Cornus amomum

Cornus amomum - Silky Dogwood - (Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries)

Cornus amomum - Silky Dogwood - (Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries)

More About Cornus amomum

  • Flat-topped cluster of creamy-white flowers
  • White berries will ripen to blue in colour
  • Dark red branches are attractive in the winter
  • Foliage turns purple in the fall
  • Grows well in wet soils
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

5

Height:

200-250 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm

Colour:

White,Yellow
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Silky Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in wet soils, however, they will tolerate a wide range of conditions.   


Cornus amomum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus amomum

Cornus sericea

Cornus sericea

Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus racemosa

Cornus racemosa

Gray Dogwood