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Plants We Love: Dwarf dogwood (Cornus canadensis)

We asked native-plant experts to recommend a favorite native. Alaska's answer was dwarf dogwood, also known as bunchberry.
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Plant name: Dwarf dogwood or bunchberry

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Botanical name:Cornus canadensis

Virtues: Shady groundcover, spring flowers, fall berries, great for cold zones

Hardiness: USDA Zone 2 to 6

Bloom Time: Late spring, early summer

Sun Exposure: Shade, filtered shade, morning sun/afternoon shade


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