3.5″ pot – $6.00 each (taxes included).

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), also called Dwarf Dogwood is part of the Cornaceae family. It is a perennial that is a somewhat woody stemmed plant and spreads by underground rhizomes. It is low growing and somewhat evergreen depending on the conditions. It can spread but is not invasive in anyway, and is beautiful whether a little clump growing on a stump or spreading in a forest openings. It likes part-sun in well-drained soil that is on the acidic side with organic matter. It only gets about about 4 to 6 inches tall (10cm to 15cm) and has flowers like the Pacific Dogwood tree (Cornus nuttallii). It flowers May to June, the flowers are tiny surrounded by 4 white bracts and in the fall turn into bright red berries. This is a great groundcover in a shady garden, maybe under a Vine Maple or Douglas Fir. There is a coastal variety and an interior variety.

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