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Golden Currant vs Northern Gooseberry

Ribes aureum

Ribes oxyacanthoides

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Golden Currant
Northern Gooseberry

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.

Northern Gooseberry is a small, ornamental quality native shrub with prickly stems. You can plant it anywhere you'd plant Prickly Rose or Common Wild Rose, such as your yard.

Most people find Northern Gooseberry berries a bit tart for significant fresh eating but they are good for baking, wine or jam.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 1a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 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: purple or purplish black
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: buffalo currant, clove currant, fragrant golden currant, golden flowering currant, spicebush
Other Names: canada gooseberry, canadian gooseberry


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