Ribes lacustre Swamp Currant, Black Gooseberry

  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
    • Wet
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1-2 ft., 1 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 6 ft., 4 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 8 ft., 6 ft.
 

Shrub that likes a moist to dryer soil in part sun to part shade. Has small reddish to maroon flowers. Dark purple berries have an agreeable flavor. Has prickles and spines. Good choice for wetland mitigations.

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