North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Silky Dogwood, Cornus amomum

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Statewide
  • Hardiness Zone: 2-8
  • Growth Rate: moderate
  • Mature Size: up to 12’ tall
  • Moisture Requirements: widely adaptable
  • Exposure: full sun to full shade
  • Soil: tolerates poorly drained soils
  • Wildlife Benefits: fruit is an important source of food for migrating songbirds, deer and rabbits like the twigs
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $12

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook