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Ornamental Shrub with Edible Fruit 


Red Lake Currant is a cultivar that is grown for its outstanding fruit production. It’s also a lovely little shrub that would look great as an understory plant in part shade, or perhaps along a small shed or garage.


The Red Lake Currant is a compact, rounded deciduous shrub that can grow to about five feet in height with an equal spread.


The lobed green leaves give your shrub a full, vibrant appearance and if you crush a leaf between your fingers you’ll enjoy the appealing scent that is emitted.


However, your Red Lake Currant truly shines in its fruit production.


Tiny yellow flowers will bloom on your Red Lake Currant in the spring, but they’re generally unnoticeable. What you will notice however, are the long clusters of large, red berries that follow in July.


High in Vitamin C and antioxidants, red currants are deliciously tart and suitable for many uses. Gently run your hands along the long strands and the berries will easily pop off and flow into your bucket—they’re that easy to harvest!


Use your currents for pies, preserves, wine…or freeze some for later use.


The Red Lake Currant is a grand little shrub with superb fruit production. Even if you don’t harvest the fruit yourself, the crimson berries provide stunning contrast against the aromatic green leaves, and the wildlife will love them.


* Ornamental features
* Edible fruit

 

Plant Facts

Family Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Well Drained
Zones 3-7
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Greenish
Fall Color Yellow
Flowering Date Early Season

Red Lake Currant.

Rating: 4.5/5 based on 6 review(s)
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Soil Review by Donna
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I really like the shape of the red lake currant. Its rounded shape adds a nice soft touch among all my other perennials that have sharp leaves or spiked stems.
Fruit Review by Sam
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Little did I know this little shrub would give me so many berries! Since I am a bird lover, I get to enjoy them feasting on this red lake currant often.
Ornamental features Review by Dean
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We loved the looks of this shrub so used it for a short hedge. Oh, my are we ever glad we did. It looks just great along the edge of our yard. Then in the fall we get to enjoy it as it turns yellow.
Wildlife food Review by Nature lover
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Birds love this fruit! Red Lake Currant is great.
Small shrub - lots of berries Review by Bev-77
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My Red Lake Currant is only about 4 feet tall. There are so many berries, they weigh it down sometimes. I didn't realize that it would only get that high. My Sister loves them for their supposed health benefits. I like it for its looks.

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