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Yellow Twig Dogwood vs Golden Currant

Cornus sericea flaviramea

Ribes aureum

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Yellow Twig Dogwood
Golden Currant

Yellow Twig Dogwood is a small deciduous shrub with attractive, bright yellow bark.

It features delicate white, star-shaped flowers and white fruit. It is often used as a screen, and its wide-spreading roots help stabilize areas experiencing soil erosion.

Yellow Twig Dogwood complements Red Osier Dogwood, and it is a great filler to add winter color to shrub and flower gardens.

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.

YELLOW TWIG DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: glossy black berries
Flowers: yellow
Bark: golden yellow in fall/winter
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



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