Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) is an excellent choice for shaded sites or as a ground cover in dense gardens. Its dainty leaves are some of the first to emerge on the forest floor in the spring.
Cold, moist stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at 1/8 inch depth. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.
Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.