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Northern Red Currant

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Northern Red Currant

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The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT
QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short

Other names: swamp red currant

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Ships to USA: yes

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