Cornus Bunchberry

Cornus Bunchberry

canadensis


$15.95
Buy 3+ at $13.95 ea
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Are you looking for a beautiful, flowering ground cover for your garden or flowerbed? Look to the Cornus canadensis aslo known as bunchberry. This member of the dogwood family grows in dense green umbrella-shaped bunches, each topped with a small white flower. Standing three to eight inches high, and spreading two to three feet across, the plant will create a beautiful carpet year round. Small white flowers of four petals each show up late spring and last through late summer, when red berries (non-edible) take their place. When the weather begins to turn, so too will the bunchberry leaves. Watch leaves turn deep red and fade to yellow. The plant does not lose all of its leaves and will look good year round.

The ideal place for bunchberry is a shady area with well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Enrich the soil with peat or humus to ensure proper soil condition when planting. The low-maintenance perennial does well in cool climates, zones 3-7, and is hardy to zone 2. For a beautiful, interesting ground cover, you cannot go wrong with the bunchberry.

Cornus canadensis
Bunchberry

Planting:

Set plants 12 to 15 inches apart, in well-drained, slightly acid, humus-rich soil; enrich soil if necessary with peat moss, compost, or leaf mold. Partial shade is preferred, though more sun may be tolerated in the North.


Maintenance:

Keep plants well watered. To preserve moisture, we suggest providing a summer mulch. To increase plants, divide in spring or fall.


Zones:

Zones 2-7

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