Native to the moist Pacific Northwest, bunchberry is at home in the forest shade around Buttle Lake and the Ralph River Campground of Strathcona Park.
It also happens to be comfortable growing at the base of an old stump in PS’ fern garden here in Victoria.
PS has nurtured her garden for 40+ years and is particular in what she grows. I understand why Cornus canadensis (aka dwarf dogwood) makes her list.
Extended Seasonal Interest
- late spring: white flowers
- mid-summer: edible red berries
- autumn: burgundy leaves
- winter: darn near evergreen
It’s almost enough to make my list too because it invites wildlife into the garden. The birds like the berries and I’m willing to share. It’s the local deer that I have little faith in. With small juicy plants like this, they’re not likely to leave anything for me to enjoy.