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Highbush Cranberry vs Blackcurrant

Viburnum trilobum

Ribes nigrum

Highbush Cranberry
Blackcurrant

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.

This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce.

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.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Flowers: white clusters
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: american cranberrybush, american cranberrybush viburnum, high bush cranberry, kalyna
Other Names: european black currant