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Canadian Buffaloberry vs Golden Currant

Shepherdia canadensis

Ribes aureum

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Canadian Buffaloberry
Golden Currant

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America. This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible–though very bitter–red fruit.

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.

CANADIAN BUFFALOBERRY QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.69 - SAVE UP TO 19%
Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 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: red bitter berries (edible)
Berries: glossy black berries
Flowers: tiny, red
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: canada buffalo berry, canada buffaloberry, canadian buffaloberry, foam berry, foamberry, russet buffaloberry, soap berry, soapberry, soopolallie
Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush