Silky Dogwood Live Stakes – Cornus Amomum
Silky Dogwood Live Stakes are large bushes or small trees that are notorious for their creamy white flowers. The tree can reach a mature height of about 6 to 10 feet, its mature width also reaching 6 to 10 feet in total. This type of Dogwood can grow in zones 2 to 10. It prefers full sunlight and a soil type that is both fertile and moist. However, Silky Dogwood Live Stakes are fairly adaptable and can tolerate a moderate amount of shade. Similarly, they have been found to grow in open fields that are drier and less nutrient rich than the trees generally prefer. The seeds that are produced by the Silky Dogwood Live Stakes attract numerous animals. The trees are capable of growing large colonies and are often used to stop erosion. When growing near water, the root systems help keep the soil intact. The limbs that touch the soil are also responsible for regenerating new plants, therefore creating the colonies that are known to develop and combat erosion with extensive root systems.
This kind of Dogwood is popular in landscaping for its blooms and appearance. The trunk itself has a greyish-brown bark with multiple trees growing from the most central trunk. The leaves have a green color in the warmer months, then change to a dark red as the weather cools. In the spring, the trees bloom with small, white to creamy flowers. These flowers grow in large, attractive clusters and are pollinated by a number of bees and other insects. Birds enjoy the small, black seeds that follow the flowers. Not only are these trees attractive for their blooms and for their ability to prevent erosion along banks, but they’re also useful for creating screens along property lines. Silky Dogwood Live Stakes are undoubtedly a beautiful touch to any garden landscape.