Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry)
Cornus canadensis
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Cornus canadensis

Bunchberry

Plant Type: Ground Covers

This short dogwood groundcover is a North American native. Beautiful white flowers appear in late spring that are followed by colorful red berries and red foliage in the fall. Works well in cool climates; spreads slowly by underground runners.

  • Great ground cover for a woodland setting
  • Sun exposure: part shade to shade
  • Blooms in June

Height:

3-9 in

Spread:

6-12 in

Zone:

2-9

Cornus

Common Name: Dogwood

Cornus are a North American native and are known for their springtime blossoms, showy bracts, berries and distinctive bark that can range in color from green to yellow to orange and red.  Very hardy and adaptable, this shrub is easy to maintain and not fussy about its growing conditions. The summer fruit is loved by birds and wildlife.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attributes

Ground Cover
Mass Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Spring / Early Summer