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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