Cornus canadensis

Cornus canadensis

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cornus canadensis
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 15cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers, Fruit

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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