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Bunchberry is a small perennial groundcover in the Dogwood family that is typically found in moist woodlands. This plant is most known for its beautiful creamy-white flowers and its bright red berries that are reportedly edible but not very flavorful. Bumblebees and native solitary bees such as the Western Leafcutter and Snowy Adrena bee are a few of the insects that pollinate the flowers for Bunchberry.

Western Bunchberry

  • Western Bunchberry - Cornus unalaschkensis


    Size: 4-8'' in height, 12-24'' width.


    Growing Conditions: Part to full shade, moist soil.


    Features: Great groundcover, flowering from late spring to early summer, white flowers approximately one inch in diameter, may bloom a second time in summer, visited by a number of insects including bees, ants, and beetles. 


    Natural Habitat: Native to the Pacific Northwest, northern temperate zones, mosit woods and damp openings.


    Companion Plants: River Birch, Servicberry, Chokeberry

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