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Blackcurrant vs Witch Hazel

Ribes nigrum

Hamamelis virginiana

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Blackcurrant
Witch Hazel

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.

Witch Hazel is a deciduous shrub, or small tree, with a short trunk, bearing numerous spreading, crooked branches.

The seeds grow in a long, wooden pod with two to four seeds per pod. Upon ripening, the pods burst, firing the seeds up to 30km an hour.

The leaf and bark extract of Witch Hazel has been used as a remedy to common ailments such as inflammation, bruises and much more for many centuries.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

WITCH HAZEL QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $19.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: european black currant