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Golden Currant vs Arnold Hawthorn

Ribes aureum

Crataegus arnoldiana

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Golden Currant
Arnold Hawthorn

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.

Arnold Hawthorn is a low-branched tree favored by wildlife and landscapers. This tree's beautiful white flowers and bright red berries make it an attractive ornamental in anyone's yard. Arnold Hawthorn is also used in windbreaks and riparian planting.

Despite its thorns, Arnold Hawthorn is a popular choice of food and shelter for deer and birds. Humans can also eat these berries fresh or preserved, but Arnold Hawthorn will not have high yields until it matures at 5-8 years.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

ARNOLD HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish purple
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Berries: red pomes about 1 cm in diameter
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Flowers: white
Bark: gray to brown
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


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