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Red Elderberry vs Golden Currant

Sambucus racemosa

Ribes aureum

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Red Elderberry
Golden Currant

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

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.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to humans


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


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