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Cornus canadensis
Cornus canadensis
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Cornus canadensis


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 7.100.050

One of our most attractive native wildflowers, this woodland plant makes a wonderful groundcover under a canopy of trees, or in any reasonably moist shady area. Single white Dogwood flowers appear in late spring, followed by a colourful crop of scarlet berries in the fall. Good bronzy-red fall foliage colour. Plants go completely dormant in the fall. Spreads slowly by underground runners. Prefers acidic soil. Plan on 10-25 plants/square yard for a reasonably fast fill.

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Cornus canadensis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate