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Swida amomum

Silky dogwood

Swida amomum is a native shrub that occurs throughout the southeast in wetland habitats. It likes to be cultivated in wet soils, but can grow in full sun or shade. It is multi-stemmed, and has draping branches that will often root into the soil, which make it a great plant to use in stream restoration projects. It has small white flowers in late spring, and blue berries in summer. The berries attract birds, and also feed mammals of all sizes (from chipmunks to bears). Swida amomum is excellent for restoration projects and erosion control, and also works well in rain gardens.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Swida amomum - 1 Gallon

Silky dogwood

539 in stock

$14.5210+ $7.26ea
Swida amomum - Tubling

Silky dogwood

6 in stock

$4.8420+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 12'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Fall Color
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation