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Golden Currant vs Mongolian Cherry

Ribes aureum

Prunus fruticosa

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Golden Currant
Mongolian Cherry

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.

Mongolian Cherry is a hardy shrub that is often grown as an ornamental. This plant makes an attractive flowering hedgerow that requires little maintenance. The dark red cherries are tart and desirable for baking, wine-making, and canning. This shrub is popular with wildlife.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

MONGOLIAN CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
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: clusters of white flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush
Other Names: dwarf cherry, european dwarf cherry, steppe cherry


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