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botanical name:
Cornus canadensis
Cornus canadensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Creeping Dogwood, Dwarf Cornel, Bunch Berry
synonyms:  Chamaepericlymenum canadense, Cornus canadense
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.60m
growth rate:
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -45°C
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Creeping, rhizomatous perennial. Whorls of ovate to lance-shaped mid green leaves. Broad white flower bracts surround the small, green, true flowers, in spring and early summer. Red berries in autumn.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich acid soil in a shady position.

Spreading ground cover for acidic woodland situations.

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