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Red Currant vs Creeping Oregon Grape

Ribes rubrum

Mahonia repens

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(new stock expected: later this season)

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Red Currant
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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.

Creeping Oregon Grape is an excellent ground cover plant with attractive dark, green holly-like leaves.

Creeping Oregon Grape maintain their leaves over winter, which turn mauve, rose and rust-colored. Clusters of bright, yellow flowers develop into dark, blue-purple edible berries ideal for juice or wine.

The yellow stems were used by First Nations to produce dyes and a bitter tonic.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

CREEPING OREGON GRAPE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: purple and bronze
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: ash barberry, creeping barberry, creeping holly grape, creeping mahonia, creeping oregon-grape, creeping western barberry, holly grape, mountain holly, oregon barberry


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