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Nannyberry vs Alpine Currant

Viburnum lentago

Ribes alpinum

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Nannyberry
Alpine Currant

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

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.

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: red
Berries: red to purple
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: white
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum
Other Names: mountain currant


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