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Bearberry vs Northern Red Currant

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Ribes triste

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Bearberry
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Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

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.

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1b
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: small, purple-white
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry
Other Names: swamp red currant


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