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'Cornus' Bunchberry

'Cornus' Bunchberry

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Botanical Name Cornus canadensis
Mature Height 6 Inches 
Mature Width 1 Foot 
Light Requirement Partial Shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 2-9
Tolerance Rabbit, Bird, Drought
Attracts Birds, Pollinators 

 

Experience the allure of nature with the captivating Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry). This remastered product description unveils the enchantment of this rhizomatous herbaceous perennial. Creating a delightful carpet of oval, glossy leaves measuring 1-2 inches (2-5 cm), adorned with prominent veins, this plant is a true visual delight when in bloom or bearing fruit. With its erect stems, Bunchberry proudly displays whorls of medium to dark green deciduous foliage. As autumn approaches, these leaves transform into a breathtaking display of wine-red to purple hues. Springtime to midsummer unveils a heavenly sight, as star-like blooms emerge. These ethereal flowers consist of four elegantly pointed white bracts encircling a central cluster of tiny, yellowish-green flowers. Once the blossoms have graced the landscape, they give way to dense clusters of delectable, berry-like fruits in late summer. These vibrant fruits mature into a radiant shade of red and persist throughout the fall season, unless eagerly consumed by hungry birds. Not only a visual delight, Bunchberries can also enhance culinary creations. Add them to puddings, preserves, and sauces for a burst of flavor and a touch of elegance. As a dwarf species of dogwood, Bunchberry gracefully spreads through underground stems, making it an exceptional choice for ground cover in moist, acidic woodland gardens. Whether you seek an eye-catching addition to your flower bed or a vibrant feast for the senses, Cornus canadensis is sure to fulfill your desires. Explore the beauty of nature with this alluring perennial.