Highly Recommended for deer browse on the MSU Deer Lab Final Forage Episode 2: Browse
Silky dogwood is a woody deciduous shrub. The growth habit is upright rounded, but where stems are in contact with the ground, roots are formed. This behavior creates thickets. Young dogwoods have bright red stems in the fall, winter and early spring, which turn reddish-brown in the summer. As the shrub matures, the stems turn reddish-brown year-round and later gray. Very high on the preference list of browse for whitetail deer.
Common name: Silky Dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus amomum
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Height: 6-10 feet
Size: 24" Cutting
Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
Recommended mulch material: Woven Fabric
Also known as: Swamp Dogwood, Salmon Dogwood,
Rooting hormone: None
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