Silky Dogwood Live Stakes

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Silky Dogwood Live Stakes Description

Silky Dogwood Live Stakes 

Silky Dogwood Live Stakes (Cornus amomum) is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Cornaceae family commonly found in North America that mainly covers the North-Eastern regions. This long-lived perennial grows along the streams, riverine swamps and lake margins, marshes, shrub wetlands, flood plains, and other wet low land areas adding beauty to any landscape or yard. 

They grow 6 to 12 feet tall at maturity while the spread is the same, exhibiting the bloom from early spring to late summer in an open rounded form. The fast-spreading perennials prefer wet, moist, organic-rich, well-drained loam, clay, chalk, or sand.

The preferred soil PH is slightly acidic to primary and neutral. These species propagate in partial shade for high growth patterns and can also tolerate full sun. The best hardy planting zones are 5 to 8. Such flowering shrubs contain a cluster of 4 petaled white flowers that are small, flat-topped, convex, and opposite, usually 1 to 2 1/2 inches broad and 3/8 inches wide.

The blossoms are creamy white, having short stalks that are silky and hairy. The blooms appear at the tips of branches with lance oblong and triangular petals. When ripe, the flowers are replaced by white berries, showing blue color in late summer.

Silky Dogwood Live Stakes flowers attract birds and insects, naming long-tongued bees, short-tongue bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies for pollination

The twigs of these trees are greenish-purple, initially having dense, fine hairs that turn into dark reddish-purple at the time of dormancy. The leaves are simple, medium green, opposite, oval to elliptical, 5 to 10 cm long, and 2.5 to 5.5 cm wide. They have embedded 4 to 5 acute veins with a smooth margin and silky hairs underside, distinctive features related to their name.

The shrubs grow exponentially to create thickets. The stems, approximately 1 to 2 years old, have a dark brown pith, while the bark is smooth and grey. The foliage seems green, brown, or purplish-red in fall.

This tree and its stakes are hydric, requiring water to keep its roots cool and moist during summers. Another great option is to add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to protect the plant`s roots. The propagation occurs by seeds, hardwood cuttings when dormant, and layering with the spacing of 120 to 144 inches.

This tree needs low or average maintenance to keep the soil wet, ensuring higher growth. To get the desired growth, one must plant it before its blooming time, from May to June.

The visually appealing flowers attract birds and insects, naming long-tongued bees, short tongue bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies for pollination. The plant has no serious pest issues. The deciduous perennials are also deer and erosion tolerant, having various ornamental uses.

These plants provide a natural habitat for wildlife and are known for wildlife conservation. The root bark is an excellent treatment for chronic diarrhea as a quinine substitute. The deciduous plant is also called kinnikinnik tobacco, and the berry-dupes are fit for human consumption. 

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Reviews (3)

  • 4
    Silky Dogwood Live Stakes

    Posted by Alex Nelson on Jan 23, 2022

    Thank you for the delivery. I have all the items in good condition. Well packed!

  • 5
    Silky Dogwood Live Stakes

    Posted by Fallon Turner on Aug 22, 2019

    These are just amazing.

  • 5
    Silky Willow Live Stakes

    Posted by Glenda Cox on Aug 22, 2019

    these are gorgeous. wasn't sure about planting live stakes but they turned out well


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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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