Buy Currant Fruit Bushes


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Currant Bushes for Sale at Nature Hills Nursery


Currant plants are native to North America and are of the genus Ribes, making them an ideal addition to many landscaping plans across the nation! You'll find a selection of high-quality Currant bushes and cultivars for sale right here at Nature Hills Nursery!

You may see Currant berry bushes for sale under a variety of common names, such as Johannisbeere, Ribes, Groseille, and Bes. You'll also find Currant bushes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. The red, pink, black, and white Currants belong to four European species.

One of the most obvious benefits of these landscape additions is the Currant fruit!

Currant fruits are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are a good source of potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. You can use Currant fruit in jellies, pies, sauces, toppings, and even winemaking.

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The weeping flowers form darling panicles and are quite showy each spring. Each of the tiny stars opens from the bottom to the tip and feeds a plethora of bees and butterflies that are drawn to them. These trumpet-shaped blossoms are also the perfect shape for hummingbirds to collect nectar!

Backed by scalloped, textured, pleated foliage with a Maple tree shape, the gorgeous dark green ornamental leaves are fantastic screening and garden filler! Lower-growing shrubs are fantastic edging, and taller Currants are fantastic hedges and shelterbelts!

Then, you'll see the juicy, glossy currant fruits that form. If you aren't quick - your local birds certainly will snap them up!

Currant berries are superfruits that can aid in weight loss, improve eyesight, promote brain health, slow blood clotting, help asthma patients, and prevent glaucoma. 

Caring For Currant Shrubs

Few fruiting shrubs do well in shade, but Currant bushes grow in part shade and full shade! However, you will have the most fruit in more sun. Currant plants prefer a location with morning sun and part shade in the afternoon. Add that this darling warm-climate shrubs' ability to tolerate low moisture environments!

Another perk is the growth rate of these versatile shrubs! Currant bushes are deciduous, fast-growing plants that are densely branched and grow to about five feet tall to around 6 - 10 feet. They also require good air circulation. The annual growth is a single flush in the spring.

Heat and humidity tolerant in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 10, Currants do wonderfully in any shady location around your landscape!

Most Currant bushes are self-fertile, but some cultivars are partially self-sterile and will do best having another Currant plant nearby to produce more fruit. Currant fruits ripen 70 to 100 days after blossoming.

A 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to keep the roots cool, and provide a protected location for your shrub. The north sides of a building are typically excellent for Currant plants for maintaining cooler soil temperatures. When soil temperatures exceed 85 degrees, the plants will collapse.

Currants prefer heavy soils that are rich in clay and have good moisture-retention qualities. They will not tolerate alkaline or salty soils. An acceptable soil pH for Currants is between 5.5 and 7.0.

Prune Currants when the plants are dormant in late winter or early spring. Remove any branches that are dead, diseased or are lying on the ground. After the first year of growth, remove all but six to eight of the most vigorous stems.

Prune yearly and regularly will keep younger canes that produce more fruit. A strong and healthy mature plant should have about eight canes that bear fruit. Replace some of the older canes with younger canes for top production. Renewal prune every 3-5 years to keep the youngest branches growing and removing the oldest least-productive stems.

Superfruits For The Shade!

Pretty flowers, gorgeous foliage, and healthy fruit for the dry shade? One final benefit is the ability to easily buy Currant bushes from America's largest online nursery: right here at Nature Hills!

Take a look at the Currant berry bushes for sale and place your order today!

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