Ribes nigrum

European Black Currant

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Fruit Shrub

Height:

1.8 m (6 ft)

Spread:

1.5 m (5 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

4

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Colour:

Red-Green

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Well-Drained, Adaptable

Notes:

Black berries ready in July to August, suitable for preserves, no spines on stem, foliage aromatic, self-fertile. Caution: Serves as an alternate host for White Pine Blister Rust.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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