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Cornus amomum [= Swida amomum]

Silky Dogwood

Scientific Name:

Cornus amomum [= Swida amomum]

Genus:

Cornus

Species Epithet:

amomum

Common Name:

Silky Dogwood

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Shores, streams, bottomlands. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Best used in natural areas; available as live stakes. Blue fruits are relished by birds.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/swida/amomum/

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/cornus-amomum/



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