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Northern Red Currant vs Cherry Prinsepia

Ribes triste

Prinsepia sinensis

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Cherry Prinsepia

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.

Cherry Prinsepia is an attractive, cold hardy shrub with thorny stems and a rounded shape.

Primarily used for its shrub and hedge characteristics, Cherry Prinsepia is also grown for its ornamental fruit. Tart in flavor, the red berries are edible and enjoyed by birds and humans alike.

If deer are an issue on your property, try planting Cherry Prinsepia in a tight row to create a dense hedge to deter them.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

CHERRY PRINSEPIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Flowers: yellow-white
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: none
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: swamp red currant


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