Our plant stand will open 05/28/22 this year and we'll be working a few markets as well.
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Also called Pale Dogwood and Swamp Dogwood, this plant has early blooms followed by fruits loved by many bird species. The species also serves as a host plant to the Spring Azure caterpillars.
Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.
Why are We Planting This?
Fruit appreciated by birds. Serves as a host plant for the spring azure butterfly.
The fruit is reportedly edible and tasty, though we have not had the opportunity to try it yet.
This plant has a history in herbal medicine. See below.
Good for Wild Birds, Host Plants
Full, Partial, Shade
|Native Plant Category||
Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
|Type of Plant||
Native to Michigan