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Common Juniper vs Northern Red Currant

Juniperus communis

Ribes triste

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Common Juniper
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Common Juniper is a wide spreading, coniferous shrub with scaly needles and small, berry-like cones. Used as a landscaping shrub, it typically grows 3 or 4 feet tall and will not spread like Creeping Juniper.

You can plant Common Juniper near building foundations or beneath larger trees to provide year-round color and texture to your yard with minimal maintenance.

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.

COMMON JUNIPER QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: green
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
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: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: swamp red currant


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes