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Blackcurrant vs Labrador Tea

Ribes nigrum

Ledum groenlandicum

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

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

Blackcurrant
Labrador Tea

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested

Other Names: european black currant


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