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Washington Hawthorn vs Northern Red Currant

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Ribes triste

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Washington Hawthorn
Northern Red Currant

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Berries: shiny, sour, bright red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: reddish or greenish purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: swamp red currant