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Red Elderberry vs Northern Gooseberry

Sambucus racemosa

Ribes oxyacanthoides

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Red Elderberry
Northern Gooseberry

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Berries: purple or purplish black
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry


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