Dogwood, Silky 1-0 (Cornus amomum)
Full sun to shade tolerant
Silky dogwood is a large shrub, often 6 to 10 feet in height. It performs best in soils that are moist, somewhat poorly drained, moderately acidic to neutral, and in areas that have medium to coarse soils. It is highly tolerant of shade but not of drought conditions. The primary use of this species is for field and farmstead windbreaks and wildlife borders. It is also being used with willows for stream bank protection. Other beneficial uses are for fish and wildlife habitat improvement, slope stabilization, borders and as an ornamental.