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Washington Hawthorn vs Bunchberry

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Cornus canadensis

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Washington Hawthorn
Bunchberry

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN 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: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Fall colour: brick red
Berries: small, red
Berries: small, red
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: August/September
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn