Cornus amomum. Shade tolerant, prefers moist, poorly drained soils. The primary use of this species is for field and farmstead windbreaks and wildlife borders. It is also being used with willows for streambank protection. Other beneficial uses are for fish and wildlife habitat improvement, slope stabilization, borders, and as an ornamental. Grows as a rounded shrub, into a thicket. Distinguished from red osier dogwood by the blueish berries, sometimes called "indigo dogwood."