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Mature height 10-15 feet; 6-10' spread

White spring flowers; blue fruits; red fall foliage

Light: Full sun to part or even full shade (adaptable)

Soil: Moist to wet

Bloom: Creamy white, late spring

Fruit: Rich blue, late summer

Foliage: Green.  Purplish twigs

Landscape: Slopes, naturalized areas, accent shrub, winter twig interest

Resistance: Deer, black walnut

More photos and native range here

Dogwood, Silky (shrub)

3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Very High.  Spring Azure butterfly larval host.  Attracts bees, thrushes, cardinals, woodpeckers. 

    Open rounded form with an abundance of white spring flowers and deep blue fruits.  Butterflies, birds and bees swarm this shrub.  Best along streams or in moist, shady areas.  Good plant for wet areas in the yard and slope stabilization. 

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