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Cornus canadensis

Also called Crackerberry, Canada Bunchberry, Dwarf Dogwood


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Cornus canadensis - Bunchberry

More About Cornus canadensis

  • Beautiful, native, ground cover with small, white flowers
  • Flower bracts will develop a purplish tinge as they mature
  • Red berry clusters appear by midsummer, after the flowers finish
  • Green, oval leaves turn bronzy-red as the nights cool
  • Berries are edible and used in jams
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario  

Zone:

2

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

White
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Bunchberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Spreads slowly by underground runners or by seed. Best suited for moist to average, acidic soil, in full to partial shade. They can tolerate more sun if adequate moisture is provided and are slow to establish. 


Cornus canadensis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Compact
Spreading
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus canadensis