Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
Also known as:
Bunchberry, dwarf cornel, creeping dogwood
Bunchberry is native in the far northern portions of the United States, but is rare in Illinois. It is a beautiful ground cover with flowers that resemble those of flowering dogwood. Its need for acid soils may limit its use in Illinois.
- Small plant (6-12 inches)
- Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)
- Chicago area,
- North America