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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - 3-9
Bloom Season - Early Summer
Bloom Color - Yellow and White
Height at Maturity - 6 to 12 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred - Hydric Soils
Sun or Shade - Partial Shade
Silky Dogwood (Cornus Amomum) comprise of Live Stakes, which are dormant cuttings that belong to the shrub plant family.
This plant is common in Eastern parts of North America, and plant enthusiasts should find it in areas where the soil is hydric and under partial shade. Many love silky dogwood because of its silky appearance, which when put together with the cluster of leaves makes for a visually appealing bush. Silky Dogwood and their Live Stakes make great additions to any house's garden, especially when the flowers of the bushy plant attract butterflies in the spring. Part of the plant also consists of small lavender/white berries, which make great treats for the songbirds (while also unsuitable for human consumption). The leaves of the plant become nearly burgundy when it's fall, and even in the winter, the reddish-brown stems at least stand out from the snow.
While they make for great additions to a garden as much as they would to an open area outdoors, there is advice worth looking over beforehand.
Firstly, it's suitable to plant silky dogwood and their live stake extensions before they enter their blooming time; this is normally done during late fall and before spring. It's also important to add water to the soil before planting the seeds, as silky dogwood grows best when the soil contains water. Gardeners should also add distance between the seeds, which means keeping them 3-6 feet apart from one another will prevent clashing between stems. Finally, make sure that the stems are at least cut at a 45-degree angle, so it can better absorb the nutrients of the soil it's a part of.