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Japanese Tree Lilac vs Bunchberry

Syringa reticulata

Cornus canadensis

Japanese Tree Lilac
Bunchberry

Japanese Tree Lilac is an attractive, heavy-flowering lilac with fragrant white blossoms. It can be pruned to a single stem or grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.

Japanese Tree Lilac's dark reddish-brown bark peels as the tree ages, creating visual appeal for any yard, especially in the winter.

This tree is often planted along boulevards and its attractive white flowers signal spring to all who drive by.

The Bunchberry, or Quatre-Temps as it is commonly known in Quebec, is an excellent ornamental plant to have in your garden. With star-shaped white flowers in spring and clusters of bright red berries in the fall, this is one of the most refined and hardy groundcovers available. The foliage has ornamental value, with leaves going from a deep green in the spring and summer to a beautiful brick-red in the fall.

Bunchberry is a spreading evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant is not well suited for urban areas close to streetsides, as it is quite intolerant to pollution. It is Canada’s national flower.

According to a poll done by the Master Gardeners of Ontario, it is one of the most recognizable Canadian flowers.

Its flowers grow with elastic petals and "fire" its pollen with the force of 2000-3000 times the force of gravity.

JAPANESE TREE LILAC QUICK FACTS

BUNCHBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 1b
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.6 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: brick red
Berries: small, red
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: August/September
Flowers: beautiful white flowers with yellow anthers
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)