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Northern Red Currant vs Wild Snowberry

Ribes triste

Symphoricarpos spp.

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

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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.

Wild Snowberry is a mix of Common Snowberry and Western Snowberry. Each shrub's size, flower, and berry colour may vary.

This plant is abundant across the prairies. It can be planted alone or as a hedge in small yards. This shrub's ornamental berries persist into winter. Wild Snowberry can be a natural habitat and food source for various animals.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

WILD SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

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





Other Names: swamp red currant
Other Names: coralberry, ghostberry, waxberry, wolfberry


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