bunchberry native sod with white bracts that look like flowers
Bunchberry in flowering stage
bunchberry native sod with berries as an edging in flowerbed landscaping
Fruiting stage of Bunchberry
bunchberry native sod with berries in autumn color red leaves
Red autumn Bunchberry foliage

Native Sod: Bunchberry

Cornus canadensis or Chamaepericlymenum canadensis

Also known as creeping dogwood, bunchberry native sod is a ground cover found naturally in moist and shady wooded areas. As early as May, bunchberry produces blossoms consisting of a cluster of tiny greenish flowers surrounded by four creamy white bracts. However, the bracts are often mistaken for flower petals. Thereafter, the flowers fade and in late summer to early fall are replaced by clusters of bright red berries enjoyed as a food source by birds and other wildlife.

The botanical name for bunchberry had long been Cornus canadensis. But around 2017, many of the plant names in the Cornus family were changed. As a result of those changes, the botanical name for bunchberry became Chamaepericlymenum canadensis.

About Bunchberry Native Sod

Bunchberry native sod prefers part to full shade, but it will tolerate a small amount of morning sun. This plant is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 2 through 6, so keep your zone in mind.

Acidic soil with a pH of 6.8 or lower is required for bunchberry to grow. Therefore, it will not tolerate alkaline soil at all. In order to keep the soil cool and moist, mulch with peat moss or pine needles. When preparing the planting area, we recommend adding compost and peat moss to provide a loose, humus-rich soil that retains moisture well.

Bunchberry native sod is sold by the square foot and each piece measures approximately 16″ x 24″. Whether you’re a landscape architect, contractor, or homeowner, New England Pro Greens and Turf can supply native bunchberry sod for you to install. If you aren’t able to install it yourself, then we can install it for you! Call us at 888-934-5999 for further information or to place an order.

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More Native Sods

New England Pro Greens and Turf can also supply Lowbush Blueberry, Huckleberry, Hay-Scented Fern, Haircap Moss, and Interrupted Fern native sods. If you’re interested in a type of native sod you don’t see here, then contact us! We just may be able to provide it.

lowbush blueberry native sod for sunny areas of your landscape
Lowbush Blueberry Native Sod
huckleberry native sod will grow in full sun or part sun in your landscape
Huckleberry Native Sod
hay scented fern native sod is an excellent choice for a shady wooded landscape
Hay Scented Fern Native Sod
haircap moss native sod prefers a damp and shady location in the landscape
Haircap Moss Native Sod
interrupted fern native sod has spore bearing leaflets that interrupt the broad fronds of the plant
Interrupted Fern Native Sod

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