Bunchberry Dogwood, Dwarf Dogwood, Canadian Bunchberry or Dogwood Bunchberry, this plant has many different names, it’s a lovely ground covering shrubby plant with unique shaped pure white flowers, which appear during late spring early summer.
This hardy plant does best if planted near shrubbery and underneath some trees!
Details Cornus canadensis
- Non Toxic
- Blooms: June – July
- Flower colour: green
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Full grown width: 75 – 100 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 9 cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Cornus canadensis
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting, water well after planting and for the next few weeks. Grows best in a soil with low lime content. Needs a sunny location and well-drained soil, they will tolerate partial shade.
This plant thrives in neutral to acid soils. Avoid chalky soils. To keep the size of the plant in shape and to encourage the most colourful bark, remove a third of the stems back to ground level each spring.
Fertilise in spring. Take cuttings in November to February.