Cornus canadensis aka Canadian Bunchberry


Common names

Canadian Bunchberry, Bunchberry, Bunchberry Dogwood, Crackerberry, Creeping Dogwood

How to care for Canadian Bunchberry


Canadian Bunchberry is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal attention, making it an excellent choice for beginners.


Canadian Bunchberry should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Its needs are relatively simple, but one of the most important is making sure its soil is adequately moist. Without proper moisture, the plant can suffer from wilting and stunted growth. To ensure your Canadian Bunchberry is healthy, you must choose a potting soil that retains moisture.

Look for a soil with good drainage to prevent root rot, but also make sure it contains plenty of organic matter. Coco coir and sphagnum moss are both excellent ingredients for retaining moisture and providing the #self.names with the nutrients it needs to thrive. If you can find a soil that has a combination of these ingredients, your #self.names will thank you with beautiful blooms.


To ensure optimal growth, the Canadian Bunchberry prefers bright diffused light for 6-8 hours each day. Insufficient light can result in slow growth and leaf drop, so it's important to find a well-lit location for this plant. Place it near a window, within a distance of 1 meter (3 feet), to enhance its potential for thriving.


Ploi does not possess verified information regarding the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event that you, a member of your family, or a pet ingests plant material with an unclear toxicity level, it is highly recommended to seek the advice of a medical professional.


The growth of Canadian Bunchberry is gradual and it doesn't necessitate any additional fertilizers. Replacing the soil in its pot once a year should suffice to provide the plant with sufficient nutrition. It's important to keep in mind that plants derive their energy from the sun's rays, not fertilizers.

Region of origin

Canadian Bunchberry’s native range is N. America - Newfoundland to Alaska, south to Virginia and California.

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