Silky Dogwood - Cornus Amomum Brush Layers
The Silky dogwood is highly desired by those looking for plants to use as a windbreak or wildlife border. This deciduous shrub is a member of the Cornaceae family that is native to Missouri. It produces showy blooms that attract wildlife and birds. It is relatively resistant to erosion and damage from wildlife such as deer.
Silky dogwood is commonly known by the name dogwood and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8. This shrub typically grows to heights of 6 to 12 feet, with tiny white flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer. Its twigs are light brownish-purple in color, and the foliage is a vibrant, medium green. It thrives in moist, fertile organic soils in partial shade. Placing 2 to 4 inches of mulch around the roots is recommended during the summer to keep the shrub well hydrated and fresh.
This would make an ideal shrub to use as a border for sidewalks and driveways.
While this shrub is not typically used as an ornamental, it is an excellent shrub for wet landscape settings. If not pruned occasionally, it can become more like a thicket, but it makes an ideal windbreak. It also is an excellent choice for planting beside ponds and streams for erosion control.
Silky Dogwood is also known as Cornus Amomum. Hardy planting zones are 2-10. The growth rate is 1 to 3 feet per year. The Silky Dogwood is a moderate growing shrub and will thrive in moist and fertile soil types. This shrub will add a significant amount of curb appeal to home when in bloom. It will add brilliant color and life to gardens and natural areas. It will look amazing planted merely on a lawn or around a home.
This shrub can grow to be 6 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide when fully developed. It will grow best in areas that have full sunlight and partial sunlight. This shrub will survive very well when planted in areas that stay wet and moist. It will look amazing during the spring and summer as it begins to bloom. It will have a showy white bloom that will appear in clusters. This would make an ideal shrub to use as a border for sidewalks and driveways.
Silky dogwood Ships As – Bareroot Plant