Cornus canadensis - flowers in early summer
  • Cornus canadensis
  • Cornus canadensis
  • Cornus canadensis - flowers in early summer

Cornus canadensis

£16.95

(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).

Data sheet

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