bunchberry, Cornus canadensis, dwarf dogwood,, creeping dogwood, dwarf cornel, crackerberry,, native wildflower, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest

Bunchberry

bunchberry aka Cornus canadensis and dwarf dogwood, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Native to the moist Pacific Northwest, bunchberry is at home in the forest shade around Buttle Lake and the Ralph River Campground of Strathcona Park.

It also happens to be comfortable growing at the base of an old stump in PS’ fern garden here in Victoria.

PS has nurtured her garden for 40+ years and is particular in what she grows.  I understand why Cornus canadensis (aka dwarf dogwood) makes her list.

bunchberry aka Cornus canadensis and dwarf dogwood, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Extended Seasonal Interest

  • late spring:  white flowers
  •  mid-summer: edible red berries
  • autumn: burgundy leaves
  • winter: darn near evergreen

It’s almost enough to make my list too because it invites wildlife into the garden.  The birds like the berries, and I’m willing to share.  It’s the local deer that I have little faith in.  With small juicy plants like this, thry’re not likely to  leave anything for me to enjoy.

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