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Bunchberry

Cornus canadensis

Item 027641

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USDA Zone:
2-7
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Description:

A lush carpet-like groundcover is created by whorls of deeply veined, rich green leaves. Showy white flowers among the foliage are followed by clusters of bright red berries in fall. Well-suited to the dappled shade of woodland gardens. A great choice for naturalized areas and for edging shaded pathways. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading widely by underground rhizomes.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Cornus canadensis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Flower Color: Green
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: A perfect American native to fill out landscaping under trees. Use as a naturalized groundcover beneath groves of evergreen and deciduous species. Works as an excellent edging for along sidewalks and flagstone paths. Nestles boulders and outcroppings as well as rock waterfalls. An ideal choice for wild gardens and habitat, as well as easing transition from the cultivated landscape to natural open space.

Thrives in organically rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils in cool northern regions; does not tolerate hot, humid environments. Space 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area. Remove old, faded foliage in late winter before new growth emerges.

History

The fruit of Bunchberry was used by many Native American tribes within its range for both food and as a pectin-rich medicinal.

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