Large rounded long-limbed shrub best suited for naturalizing borders, streams and wetlands. Effective for erosion control, wildlife or pollinator habitat. Medium-fast growing. Creamy white 2" cymes bloom in late spring followed by dark blue berries in midsummer. Glossy deeply veined green foliage turns dark purple in fall. Maroon bark is visible in winter.
Whether it’s the flowers, fruit, or even just the foliage, Silky can be a charming addition to natural areas and songbirds love the berries. Not considered quite as ornamental as other dogwoods, yet the Silkies planted by Fedco grower Sharon Turner along a woodland trail in dappled light are always eye-catching.
Prefers moist well-drained soils but will tolerate wet locations. Does not like overly dry areas. Suckers and spreads. Sun or partial shade. Native to eastern U.S. Z4. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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