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Lowbush Cranberry vs Golden Currant

Viburnum edule

Ribes aureum

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Lowbush Cranberry
Golden Currant

Lowbush Cranberry is a short, deciduous shrub native to North America. Its white flowers bear sour but edible fruit that ripens to a brilliant red in fall. Lowbush Cranberry's small size makes it suitable for urban use; buyers will also find it useful if trying to reclaim land back to its original species or when landscaping with native species in damp conditions.

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.

LOWBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: edible red berries
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Flowers: white clusters
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: high





Other Names: high bush cranberry, highbush cranberry, mooseberry, moosomin, pembina, pimbina, squashberry
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