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Northern Red Currant vs Amur Maackia

Ribes triste

Maackia amurensis

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Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: brown
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: swamp red currant
Other Names: maackia


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Ships to USA: yes
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