Cornus amomum 'Indigo'

Indigo Silky Dogwood

Categories: Shrubs

Indigo’ is a spreading shrub that grows up to 10-feet tall. The stems are red when young but turn reddish brown and gray as they mature. ‘Indigo’ has yellowish-white flowers that bloom in mid-June. It produces an abundant crop of fruit which ripens in September. The fruit is pale to dark blue and about ¼ inch in diameter.


‘Indigo’ can be distinguished from other blue-fruited species of dogwood by the dark-brown pith in one- and two-year-old stems. In other blue-fruited dogwoods, the pith is white.


Height:

6-10 Feet

Spread:

5-7 ft

Spacing:

2-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Cornus amomum 'Indigo' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Plant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Native to Northeast

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • White

Fruit

  • Blue-black
  • Purple-violet

Habit

  • Rounded
  • Mounding