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Swida amomum

Large, interesting shrub with attractive foliage, flowers, fruit, and stems. Will form wide thicket if low stems allowed to contact ground and root. Formerly known as Cornus amomum.

BLOOM TIME

July

SUNLIGHT

Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

SOIL TYPE

Moist, Wet, Texture (Sand), Texture (Loam), Texture (Clay), High Organic Matter, pH Acid <6.0

HEIGHT

6-12'

CATERPILLAR SPECIES HOSTED

100-200

WILDLIFE BENEFITED

Caterpillars, Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Mammals

Swida alternifolia

This small flowering tree is as ornamental as it is beneficial. Its small size and flat-topped growing habit make an interesting shady spot for a small yard or space, and large white flowers followed by blue/black berries support countless wildlife species. Formerly known as Cornus alternifolia.

BLOOM TIME

June

SUNLIGHT

Partial Shade, Full Shade

SOIL TYPE

Well Drained, Moist, Texture (Sand), Texture (Loam), Texture (Clay), High Organic Matter, pH Acid <6.0

HEIGHT

12-20'

CATERPILLAR SPECIES HOSTED

100-200

WILDLIFE BENEFITED

Caterpillars, Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Mammals

Swida racemosa

Thicket forming shrub with beautiful white flowers and white berries that grow on red stems. Deer tolerant and very attractive to wildlife! Formerly known as Cornus racemosa.

BLOOM TIME

May, June

SUNLIGHT

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

SOIL TYPE

Well Drained, Dry, Moist, Wet, Texture (Sand), Texture (Loam), Texture (Clay), High Organic Matter, pH Acid 8.0

HEIGHT

12-20'

CATERPILLAR SPECIES HOSTED

100-200

WILDLIFE BENEFITED

Caterpillars, Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Mammals

Swida sericea

Beautiful flowering shrub with red stems when young. Very attractive to wildlife (including deer). Colorful autumn foliage. Formerly known as Cornus sericea.

BLOOM TIME

May, June

SUNLIGHT

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

SOIL TYPE

Well Drained, Moist, Wet, Texture (Sand), Texture (Loam), Texture (Clay), High Organic Matter, pH Acid 8.0

HEIGHT

6-12'

CATERPILLAR SPECIES HOSTED

100-200

WILDLIFE BENEFITED

Caterpillars, Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds, Mammals

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