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Beaked Hazelnut vs Golden Currant

Corylus cornuta

Ribes aureum

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Beaked Hazelnut
Golden Currant

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Golden Currant produces berries for jams, jellies, sauces and even pemmican. This currant bush is very dense, allowing for use as a hedge, windbreak, or wildlife habitat.

This plant is also a very popular rootstock to graft popular red and white currant varieties to. The resulting plants are taller, more productive, and easier to harvest.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts


Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush


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