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Cute little white flowers cover the plants in spring. The real fun comes in autumn, when bright red fruits adorn the petite plants. The leaves also develop festive shades of bronzy-purple. Name: Chamaepericlymenum canadense (also commonly called Cornus canadensis) Growing Conditions: Full shade and well-drained soil Size: To 6 inches tall Zones: 2-7