(Bunchberry) A native to parts of Greenland and Alaska, Cornus canadensis is a beautiful carpeting shrub with white 2 cm wide flower bracts in early summer.
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A native to parts of Greenland and Alaska, this is a beautiful carpeting shrub with white, 2 cm wide flower bracts in early summer. Cornus canadensis has lush-green leaves, pretty red and orange autumn colours and ornamental red fruit. Interestingly, a mild tea made from the roots has in the past been used to treat colic in infants.
Cornus canadensis is an unusual ground cover plant best suited for a moist, shady area.
- Position: Dappled or partial shade.
- Soil: Moist but not overly wet, acidic soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Flowering Period: June.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Ground cover plant forming a dense mat over time.
- Height: Up to 15 cm (6 inches).
- Spread: 75 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Ground Cover
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowering in Spring, Flowering in Summer, To grow in a pot