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Native Plant Guide

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bunchberry patch
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bunchberry bloom

Cornus unalaschkensis

Deciduous Groundcover

Height: 1 ft.

Availability: High

Growing ease: Low

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

This wonderful groundcover prefers light shade and a nice organic soil. Attributes include attractive foliage, edible berries, beautiful white blooms and it spreads slowly. Formerly called Cornus canadensis.

Keywords: birds, fruit, perennial (non-woody), red, slow, spreading, white

Plans that use this plant:Wet, shady