Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Silky Dogwood, Red Willow

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Cornus amomum

Flower Description:

Creamy-white, flat-topped flowers are upright and terminal.

FamilyCornaceae
Season BloomMarch - April
HabitatA great 4-season plant for naturalizing, in mass and in the shrub border, especially in moist sites (floodplains, wetlands, stream and bond banks). Fruit is loved by many small birds and waterfowl.
Cycle
Height5-8'
Leaf DescriptionUpper leaves are dark green, the lower surface pale with grayish to brown hairs on the veins. Fall color is variable reddish-purple to burgundy.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade
LocationShoreline, Rain Garden