Cornus amomum
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Hardiness Zone: 5-8 Height: 6-12 feet; 1.8-3.7 metres Spread: 6-12 feet; 1.8-3.7 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to wet Wildlife: Birds and small mammals feed on the berries. Bees, flies, and butterflies are attracted to the flowers. Bloom Colour: White/Cream Culture: Prefers medium to wet, well-drained soil that contains organic material. Noteworthy Characteristics: Silky Dogwood has opposite, oval leaves that are paler underneath. The bark of this plant is initially reddish purple but it matures to brown and develops a rougher texture. The flowers appear in flat-topped clusters in May to June and they later give way to berry-like fruit. The fruit matures from white to blue.