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Red Currant vs Black Hawthorn

Ribes rubrum

Crataegus douglasii

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Red Currant
Black Hawthorn

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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple


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