Cornus amomum

silky dogwood.

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  1. Cornus amomum, the silky dogwood or kinnikinnik, is a species of dogwood native to eastern North America, from Ontario and Quebec south to Arkansas and Georgia. It is also found in other parts of North America.Other names for this dogwood have included red willow, silky cornel, and squawbush. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are opposite, up to 10 cm (4 in) long and 7 cm ...
  2. Silky dogwood is a large to medium-sized native shrub with creamy white spring flowers, dark green foliage, and reddish stems and burgundy fall color. A great 4-season plant for naturalizing, in mass, and in shrub borders, especially in moist sites.
  3. such as willow and other riparian species, is a good practice. On sites with banks that may become dry over the summer, utilize silky dogwood next to the
  4. Silky Dogwood represents a group of shrub Dogwoods native to Ohio (including Alternate-Leaf Dogwood, Roughleaf Dogwood, Gray Dogwood, and Bloodtwig Dogwood) that have a strongly multistemmed growth habit and are always found in nature as a shrub rather than a tree. The vigorous growth of Silky Dogwood is optimized in moist to wet sites, but it adapts readily to dry soil conditions in fields ...
  5. Noteworthy Characteristics. Cornus amomum, commonly called silky dogwood, is a medium-sized deciduous shrub that is typically found in moist lowland areas, swamp borders, floodplains, shrub wetlands, and along streams and ponds in Eastern North America (New Foundland to Ontario south to Missouri, Mississippi and Florida).Twigs and leaf undersides have silky hairs, hence the common name.
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