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Commonly known as Bunchberry, Creeping dogwood
Deciduous - terminal whorls of oval to lance-shaped mid-green leaves 2-4cm (¾ -1½in) long.
Height - 15cm (6in)
Spread - indefinite
Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - creeping rhizomatous perennial. Green flowers in cymes 1.5cm (½in) across surrounded by 4-6 white or pinkish bracts 1-2cm (½-¾in) long. Red pea-sized berries in autumn.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - anthracnose
Place of origin - northern Asia, USA to Greenland.
Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Cornus - Growing Guide
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- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5