• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading widely by underground rhizomes.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus kan-a-DEN-sis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading widely by underground rhizomes.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:Green
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design 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 PlantsBirch (Betula); Chokeberry (Aronia); Sweet Flag (Acorus); (Clethra (Clethra); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Wintergreen (Gaultheria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.