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Red Currant vs Red Elderberry

Ribes rubrum

Sambucus racemosa

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Red Currant
Red Elderberry

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: toxic to humans

Other Names: red elder


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