Cornus canadensis

Creeping dogwood

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


Cornus canadensis

Plant details

Found growing wild in northern Asia and from the USA to Greenland, Cornus canadensis produces beautiful white bracts from late spring to early summer, followed by bright red fruit. It's perfect for using as groundcover or to fill gaps at the front of a border.

For best results grow Cornus canadensis in a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist, acidic soil. Propagate by dividion in spring.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

Species: canadensis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 15cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

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