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Golden Currant vs Pygmy Caragana

Ribes aureum

Caragana pygmaea

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Golden Currant
Pygmy Caragana

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.

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high





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


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