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Red Currant vs Gray Dogwood

Ribes rubrum

Cornus racemosa

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Red Currant
Gray Dogwood

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.

Gray dogwood is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with greenish-white blossoms in open, terminal clusters. Young twigs are red and the fruit pedicels remain conspicuously red into late fall and early winter.

Fruit itself is a white, 1/4 in. drupe that usually does not remain on the shrub for long.

Great for naturalizing wild areas, this shrub attracts birds and other wildlife.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

GRAY DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: deep, reddish puple
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: low







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