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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- The suitable hardy planting zone recommended for silky dogwoods is zones 3 through 9.
Bloom Season- This shrub first blooms in late May/early June.
Bloom Color- The leaves bloom as a dark green color. Yellowish-white flowers bloom in late May/early June and then turn into blue colored berries in September.
Height and Maturity- When fully matured, Silky dogwoods can grow anywhere from 6 to 10 feet tall and spread from 6 to 9 feet.
Soil Type Preferred- They are adaptable to wet or dry soil, but well-drained and moist soil is preferred. Dogwood is known to tolerate alkaline soil but does better in slightly acidic conditions.
Sun or Shade- This plant can do well in moderate sunlight, but is usually found in shaded or partially shaded areas.
If you are looking for affordable and fast-growing trees or shrubs, our Silky dogwood seedlings are what you’re looking for.
Dogwood shrubs will grow reasonably tall and produce pretty yellowish-white flowers to enhance the beauty of your landscape. For the fall season, the flowers will turn into blue colored berries which are great for birds to eat. Gray-colored silky hairs cover the tree’s twigs and the undersides of the leaves.
If you enjoy a natural look to your yard or garden, silky dogwoods are a great choice as they are considered to be unkempt.
In the fall, winter, and early spring, the twigs are a deep red color and usually left bare to compliment the autumn season and are very visible, even in snowy conditions.
Silky dogwoods require the most attention in the early stages of growth as they will require watering regularly. Once the roots have been established, the plant does not require much maintenance. The soil does not require fertilizer and can be kept cool and moist with a few inches of mulch layered on top. This plant is a wonderful choice to round out your yard or garden.