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Bunchberry

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Bunchberry
Photo: Gilles Murray

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Botany

Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. This beautiful shade ground cover presents more than one attraction: dark-green leaves with prominent veins; white flower heads at the end of spring or in early summer; bright red fruit at the end of summer enjoyed by birds; foliage that turns yellow and red in the fall. 

Height: 10 to 20 cm
Width: 25 cm
Flowering
: white, May to June
Fruiting: red, end of summer, edible
Attractions for wildlife: attracts birds

Common name

Bunchberry

Latin name (genus)

Cornus canadensis

French common name

Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade or shade; growing in the sun is possible if the soil remains fresh
Soil type: cool or moist, well-drained, rich, acidic
Observation: this plant does not like to be disturbed

Hardiness

  • Zone 2

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