Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Cornus canadensis

White flowers similar to those of flowering dogwood (really tiny green flowers surround by white bracts). Small, red berries produced in mid to late summer. Some mild yellow and red fall color. 
Partial to full shade. Requires a moist, acidic, orgainc soil and a site that remains cool in summer. 
Mature Height
3-8 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
2 - 7 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
May - June
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional Notes
Rate of growth is slow. This plant has very specific cultural requirements (oulined under culture) so may be challanging to grow.


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