Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum

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Botanical Name:

Cornus amomum







Common Name:

Silky Dogwood

Seeds Per Pound:
1.79 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
6-10 feet
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In Stock: 1.79 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 13 seeds)
10 gram (~ 290 seeds)
1 oz (~ 823 seeds)
1 lb (~ 13170 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Cornus amomum ( Silky Dogwood ) is a species of dogwood native to eastern North America , from Ontario and Quebec south to Arkansas and Georgia . Also found in other parts of [North America]
* Cornus amomum subsp obliqua is synonymous with and formerly known as Cornus obliqua. It is a medium-sized deciduous shrub that is typically found in moist lowland areas, swamp borders, floodplains, shrub wetlands, wet meadows/prairies and along streams and ponds in Eastern and Midwestern North America (New Foundland to Ontario south to Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia). In the words of the Royal Horticultural Society, this subspecies primarily differs from species plants by having "a looser habit". more...
* It is a deciduous shrub growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are opposite, 10 cm long and 7 cm broad, oval with an acute apex. The flowers are produced in cymes. The fruit is a small blue drupe. more...
* This late-blooming dogwood is a wide, open, spreading shrub that grows 8-10 ft. tall. Clusters of small, creamy-white flowers are followed by clusters of blue berries. Twigs are grayish-green, becoming purplish-red. more...
* It is a large shrub, often 6-10 feet in height. The growth habit is upright rounded, but where stems are in contact with the ground, roots are formed. This behavior creates thickets.
* There are approximately 12,000 seeds per pound. more...
* Resembles C. amomum, but with purple or yellowish-red stems, and like that species prefers wet soils.
* The dried root-bark is antiperiodic, astringent, stimulant (mild), tonic. The flowers are said to have similar properties. more...
Cornus amomum ( Silky Dogwood ) is a species of dogwood native to eastern North America , from Ontario and Quebec south to Arkansas and Georgia . [ 1 ] Also found in other parts of North America .
Physical Characteristics  Cornus amomum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower in July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
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Cornus obliqua Raf.
silky dogwood

Symbol: COOB9
Group: Dicot
Family: Cornaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status:
L48 N

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