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Cornus canadensis/Bunchberry Dogwood

Cornus canadensis / Cornus canadensis
Flowers, foliage and fruit
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Flowers, foliage and fruit

Ripe fruit and beginning foliage color change in autumn

Foliage color beginning to change in early autumn in Alaska

Foliage in various stages of color in early autumn

Bright red fruit and deep red foliage in autumn

Fruit and foliage

Red fruit and foliage

Bright red fruit that taste somewhat like apple

Berries generally several per cluster

In early autumn in Alaska

Foliage beginning color change in very early autumn

Ground cover planting in Alaska

Close view of a ground cover planting in Alaska

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Scientific Name: Cornus canadensis
Common Name: Bunchberry Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The small dogwood is semi-evergreen even though it grows in cold climates. The bright red berries are eaten by birds. Makes a good ground cover in cold climates. Not recommended for the hot, humid South.