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Red Currant vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Ribes rubrum

Diervilla lonicera

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Red Currant
Northern Bush Honeysuckle

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.

The Northern Bush Honeysuckle is a small, dense, deciduous shrub. The trumpet-like yellow flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Dark green leaves turn yellow then red in the fall. The flower nectar has a sweet honey taste that can be sucked out of the flower.

Because of its aggressive suckering habit, the Northern Bush Honeysuckle makes a great hedge, shrub border, or thicket in a woodland garden.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (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: shade, partial shade
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: low bush honeysuckle