Cornus canadensisItem #2764 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7
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A lush carpet-like groundcover is created by whorls of deep green leaves. Showy white flowers among the foliage are followed by bright red berries in fall. A great choice for woodland gardens, under the dappled shade of deciduous trees. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus kan-a-DEN-sisDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Creeping stems 6 to 12 in. tall, widely spreading.Special features:Bird Friendly, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Showy FruitFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SpringFlower color:GreenFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasA 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.Companion PlantsClethra (Clethra); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); Sweetspire (Itea); Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers acidic soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
- History & LoreHistory:This unique dogwood was first classified in 1774. Plants are distributed over an enormous range from Greenland west to Alaska and south to Minnesota and New Jersey. It can also be found at high elevations of the West.Lore:The fruit of Bunchberry was used by many Native American tribes within its range for both food and as a pectin-rich medicinal.