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Blackcurrant vs Ninebark

Ribes nigrum

Physocarpus opulifolius

Blackcurrant
Ninebark

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

We offer the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Flowers: small white clusters
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high







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