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Cornus canadensis

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Canadian bunchberry is part of the Cornus genus and its scientific name is Cornus canadensis.

One of the smallest of the dogwoods this groundcover is native to northern U.S., Rocky Mountains, Canada, and parts of Greenland and Asia.1 Greenish flower above 4 white or pinkish bracts developing into a cluster of bright red fruits.1

This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Apple green and   White. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Red. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Forest green (traditional) and   Burgundy

It is a flowering edible ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Normally reaching to a mature height of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.

United States is believed to be where Canadian bunchberry originates from.

Be aware that Canadian bunchberry typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Canadian bunchberry have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Canadian bunchberry

  • Full Shade

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full shade and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 2 - Zone 7 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Canadian bunchberry requires a peat-rich soil with a ph of 5.5 - 6.9 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Canadian bunchberry is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Canadian bunchberry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Canadian bunchberry from seed

Cold moist stratify for 3 months.

Transplanting Canadian bunchberry

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Canadian bunchberry is a very hardy plant.

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Canadian bunchberry Etymology

Cornus means horn in Latin.
The botanical epithet is from the neo Latin canadensis meaning “of Canada”2.

Other names for Canadian bunchberry

Creeping dogwood, Dwarf cornel, Crackerberry, Pudding berry, Canadian dwarf cornel

Chamaepericlymenum canadensis

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