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Blackcurrant vs Creeping Juniper

Ribes nigrum

Juniperus horizontalis

Blackcurrant
Creeping Juniper

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

Creeping Juniper is a native coniferous shrub. This hardy evergreen is very commonly used by landscapers to provide texture and ground cover beneath larger trees.

Creeping Juniper typically stays under 18 inches in height and, while it will spread, the rate is very manageable.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

CREEPING JUNIPER QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: green
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
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: yes