Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Blackcurrant vs Pygmy Caragana

Ribes nigrum

Caragana pygmaea

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Blackcurrant
Pygmy Caragana

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

Pygmy Caragana is a shrub that is related to Common Caragana and has a compact size that is suitable for yards with limited space. Its size is perfect for landscaping and decorative hedges, and requires little maintenance. This nitrogen fixer has fine-textured foliage and small yellow flowers. Much like Common Caragana, it is hardy and drought tolerant.

Popular as a low maintenance commercial landscaping shrub and for hedging. This species does have tiny spines that might poke you a bit. It has a nice appealing texture when mature.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: pygmy peashrub


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