Bunchberry Dogwood, Bunchberry Cornus canadensis

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Botanical Name:

Cornus canadensis

Family:

Cornaceae

Genus:

Cornus

Species:

canadensis

Common Name:

Bunchberry Dogwood, Bunchberry

Seeds Per Pound:
77,607
Quantity:
0.04 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
24
Germination:
71%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
1 foot
Collection Locale:
New York
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.04 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$6.95
10 g
$39.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 180 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cornus canadensis is a slow growing perennial herbaceous subshrub growing 10–20 cm tall, forming a carpet-like mat. The above ground shoots rise from slender creeping rhizomes that are placed 2.5–7.5 cm deep in the soil, and form clonal colonies under trees.
* The fruits look like berries but are drupes . The drupes are green, globose round in shape and turn bright red at maturity in late summer, each fruit is 5 mm in diameter and contains typically one or two ellipsoid-ovoid shaped stones.
* Cornus canadensis is native to Northern China, far eastern Russia, Japan and North America in montane coniferous forests, where it is found growing along the margins of moist woods, on old tree stumps, in mossy areas and amongst other open and moist habitats, it's a mesophytic species that needs cool moist soils. more...
* The fruit is rich in pectin. A good dense ground cover plant, growing well in light woodland. It takes a little while to settle down and needs weeding for the first few years but becomes rampant when established and can then spread 60 - 90cm per year. more...
* A prostrate deciduous groundcover with dark green leaves in summer, red in fall, attractive white bracts, likes cool, moist, acid soil, native to cool areas in much of the U.S.
* Comments from a customer: Thought you might like to know I got 50% germination on your Cornus Canadensis seeds within 30 days by scarifying the seeds, soaking overnight in a GA 3 solution and warm stratifying.
[ edit ] Description Calyx tubes of Cornus canadensis are obovate in shape and 1 mm long Cornus canadensis is a slow-growing perennial herbaceous subshrub growing 10–20 cm tall, generally forming a carpet-like mat. The above-ground shoots rise from slender creeping rhizomes that are placed 2.5–7.5 cm deep in the soil, and form clonal colonies under trees. The vertically produced above-ground stems are slender and unbranched. The leaves are oppositely arranged on the stem, but are clustered with six leaves that often seem to be in a whorl because the internodes are compressed. The leafy green leaves are produced near the terminal node and consist of two types: 2 larger and 4 smaller leaves. The smaller leaves develop from the axillary buds of the larger leaves. The shiny dark green leaves have 2 to 3 mm long petioles and leaf blades that are obovate. The blades have entire margins and are 3.5 to 4.8 cm long and 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide, with 2 or 3 veins and cuneate shaped bases and abruptly acuminate apexes. In the fall, the leaves have red tinted veins and turn completely red. Inflorescences are made up of compound terminal cymes, with large showy white bracts. The bracts are broadly ovate and 0.8 to 1.2 cm long and 0.5 to 1.1 cm wide, with 7 parallel running veins. The lower nodes on the stem have greatly reduced rudimentary leaves. In late spring to mid summer, white flowers are produced that are 2 mm in diameter with reflexed petals that are ovate-lanceolate in shape and 1.5 to 2 mm long. The calyx tube is obovate in shape and 1 mm long covered with densely pubescent hairs along with grayish white appressed trichomes. Stamens are very short, being 1 mm long. The anthers are yellowish white in color, narrowly ovoid in shape. The styles are 1 mm long and glabrous. Plants are for the most part self-sterile and dependent on pollinators for sexual reproduction. Pollinators include bumblebees, solitary bees, beeflies, and syrphid flies. [ 6 ] The fruits look like berries but are drupes . The drupes are green, globose round in shape, and turn bright red at maturity in late summer; each fruit is 5 mm in diameter and contains typically one or two ellipsoid-ovoid shaped stones. Cornus canadensis is a mesophytic species that needs cool, moist soils. It is native to northern China , far eastern Russia , Japan , and North America in montane and boreal coniferous forests, where it is found growing along the margins of moist woods, on old tree stumps, in mossy areas, and amongst other open and moist habitats.
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Physical Characteristics  Cornus canadensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 2 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid and neutral soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
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