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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
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 provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Silky Dogwood Shrub is a Fast Growing Plant
Silky Dogwood - Cornus Amomum. Silky dogwood is a mid-west native perennial shrub that grows medium to large, with a range of six to ten feet in both height and width, rounded. It does best in zones four to eight and prefers moist soil with full sun. If a branch touches the ground, it will take root, creating thickets, which can be very useful if you want to create a barrier, so keep that in mind when planning your landscape design.
Silky Dogwood shrub is a Hardy Plant with Many Uses in Landscaping
Stems on the Silky Dogwood are red-brown and boast dark green leaves with whitish-yellow flowers that bloom June to September, producing small, blue-colored berries. As autumn sets in, the leaves turn a shade of red before falling. The twigs and veins leaves have silky hairs underneath, garnering the plant its dogwood name.
Given its size and reputation as a four-season plant, it is most often used as a windbreak or privacy screen, although it is very popular as a food source for deer, rabbits, and birds. If you want to attract wildlife to your garden or keep them away from other areas of your property, this dogwood will do the job.
Silky dogwood loves and needs plenty of moisture.
If you have a pond, lake, or stream, the Silky Dogwood Shrub will thrive when planted nearby. If not, any wet, moist area will keep it happy and grow well. It is also very good at helping control erosion, as this plant absorbs a lot of water.
For a hardy, fast-growing plant that has a multitude of uses and has no serious insect or disease issues, Silky Dogwood is a great choice. It is tolerant of different soils and exposures, as well as helping to prevent erosion. Also, the size can be easily controlled and shaped with proper trimming and routine maintenance.
Silky Dogwood Ships as Bare Root