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Silky Dogwood in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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Silky Dogwood Berries in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Silky Dogwood large shrub

Cornus amomum silky dogwood - Fruits used by birds and small mammals. Good cover plant. Pollinated by bees, flies, beetles. Larval host for cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) and spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon). Florida Native Plant Society

Cornus amomum silky dogwood, silky cornel - evergreen - Habitat: Riverine swamps, natural levees along streams, lake margins Florida Native Plant Society

silky dogwood - up to 15'; bluish fruit matures in September; slow growth, forms thickets, relatively short-lived

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Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood) is a species of dogwood native to North America. The fruit is a small blue drupe