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Red Currant vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Ribes rubrum

Lonicera involucrata

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Red Currant
Bracted Honeysuckle

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Berries: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry


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