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Golden Currant vs Black Elderberry

Ribes aureum

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Golden Currant
Black Elderberry

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.

Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you'd use a lilac.

Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and uncooked berries of the Black Elderberry are poisonous to humans when eaten in quantity. You should cook the berries to make them safe for human consumption.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $6.99 - SAVE UP TO 22%
Zone: 4a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish purple
Berries: glossy black berries used to make jams, jellies and pies
Berries: black
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans

Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


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