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Red Currant vs Bearberry

Ribes rubrum

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

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Red Currant
Bearberry

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.

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Flowers: small, purple-white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry


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