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Ninebark vs Northern Red Currant

Physocarpus opulifolius

Ribes triste

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Ninebark
Northern Red Currant

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Berries: shiny, sour, bright red
Flowers: small white clusters
Flowers: reddish or greenish purple
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: swamp red currant