Cornus amomum / Silky Dogwood

Description

A multi-stemmed shrub of marshes, wet meadows, and pond edges. Silky dogwood has maroon bark with greyish striations, adding color to the landscape especially in winter. Its blue fruits are an important migration food for birds.

Height: 6′ – 10′        Blooms: May

Habitat: Moist to wet soils, sun to part shade