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
Silky dogwood (Cornus amomum) is a medium sized shrub dogwood, native to the eastern half of the U.S. This shrub ranges in size from 3 to 6 feet tall and wide, and produces arching, red stems. In early summer, white clusters of flowers adorn the plant. The flowers are followed by wonderfully ornamental, blue-black berries that are eaten quickly by birds. Silky dogwood is drought tolerant and wetland tolerant. It is great for wildlife plants, in shrub borders, and hedges.