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Cornus amomumCornus amomum

silky dogwood, red willow, silky cornel

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white
Fruit: Aug.-Aug.; blue; berry
Fall color: orange, red or purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6.1-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

forested seasonal wetlands and floodplains, shrub wetlands, stream and pond banks, clearings

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1216.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004