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Blackcurrant vs Nannyberry

Ribes nigrum

Viburnum lentago

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Blackcurrant
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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