Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed| sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
.Silky Dogwood is a captivating deciduous shrub, native to eastern North America, from Ontario and Quebec to Arkansas and Georgia. The plant is characterized by its looser habit and can grow up to 10 feet tall. Its oval-shaped leaves, measuring up to 10 cm long and 7 cm broad, and its small blue drupe fruits make this shrub a beauty to behold. This plant grows in wet soil like moist lowland areas, swamp borders, floodplains, and streamsides. The Royal Horticultural Society recommends this plant for its stunning flowers that bloom in clusters followed by blue berries. The bark has astringent and antiperiodic properties, while the fruits serve as a bitter digestive tonic. Live your best natural life, with this stunning and functional native American plant in your garden.