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Black Hawthorn vs Alpine Currant

Crataegus douglasii

Ribes alpinum

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Black Hawthorn
Alpine Currant

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: white
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple
Other Names: mountain currant


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no