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European Mountain Ash vs Red Currant

Sorbus aucuparia

Ribes rubrum

European Mountain Ash
Red Currant

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no