Cornus canadensis

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06 Mar Cornus canadensis

One of our most attractive native wildflowers, this woodland plant makes a wonderful ground cover under a canopy of trees, or in any reasonably cool moist shady area. Bunchberry loves acidic soil which means you can plant it under you conifer trees to add some more texture.

 

Common Name: Bunchberry
Type: Herbaceous sub-shrub
Family: Cornaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 4-6″
Spread: 8-12″
Bloom Time: late spring to early summer
Bloom Description: White/green
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Ground cover
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Deer, Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil

The bronzey fall colours emerging.

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Close-up of the berries that this little plant produces.

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