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Blackcurrant vs Western Mountain Ash

Ribes nigrum

Sorbus scopulina

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(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

SOLD OUT

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

Blackcurrant
Western Mountain Ash

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

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from 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. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

Western Mountain Ash is a popular ornamental tree native to the western part of North America. Its attractive, white clusters of flowers bloom in early summer, making way for red, yellow or orange fruit in the fall. If the fruit doesn't catch your eye, Western Mountain Ash's autumn colours will capture your–and the birds's–attention.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

WESTERN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: bunches of orange-red berries appear in late summer
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: cascade mountain ash, greene mountain ash


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