One of our most attractive native wildflowers, this woodland plant makes a wonderful groundcover under a canopy of trees, or in any reasonably moist shady area. Single white Dogwood flowers appear in late spring, followed by a colourful crop of scarlet berries in the fall. Good bronzy-red fall foliage colour. Plants go completely dormant in the fall. Spreads slowly by underground runners. Prefers acidic soil. Plan on 10-25 plants/square yard for a reasonably fast fill.

Sun Exposure:  part to full shade

Soil type: clay, sand, loam and humus enriched

Soil PH:  acidic or neutral

Soil Moisture: average to moist

Care level:  Easy

Flower color: white followed by scarlet berries in fall.  

Bloom time: late spring

Foliage Color: deep green

Uses and Characteristics: Groundcover, Edging, alpine and rock, Attracts Butterflies, wild flower, woodland, massed, fall interest

Flower head size: medium

Height: 10-15 cm (4-6 inches)

Spread: 20-30 cm (8-12 inches)

Growth Rate: mediumPropagation:  by division

Cornus Canadensis, Bunchberry or Creeping Dogwood,   Zones 2-9


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