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Golden Currant vs Nannyberry

Ribes aureum

Viburnum lentago

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Golden Currant
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Fall colour: red
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
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: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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