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Blackcurrant vs Northern Bush Honeysuckle

Ribes nigrum

Diervilla lonicera

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Blackcurrant
Northern Bush 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.

The Northern Bush Honeysuckle is a small, dense, deciduous shrub. The trumpet-like yellow flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Dark green leaves turn yellow then red in the fall. The flower nectar has a sweet honey taste that can be sucked out of the flower.

Because of its aggressive suckering habit, the Northern Bush Honeysuckle makes a great hedge, shrub border, or thicket in a woodland garden.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN BUSH HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $15.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Flowers: yellow to red
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: low bush honeysuckle