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Blackcurrant vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Ribes nigrum

Lonicera involucrata

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Blackcurrant
Bracted Honeysuckle

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.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $19.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry