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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Cornus amomum P. Mill.
Silky dogwood, Red willow, Silky cornel
USDA Symbol: coam2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The genus cornus is Latin for a horn.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
forested seasonal wetlands and floodplains, shrub
wetlands, stream and pond banks, clearings USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff