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Blackcurrant vs Amur Maackia

Ribes nigrum

Maackia amurensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Blackcurrant
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: brown
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: maackia


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