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Golden Currant vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Ribes aureum

Lonicera involucrata

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Golden Currant
Bracted Honeysuckle

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.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

GOLDEN CURRANT QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 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: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
Flowers: clusters of long tubular yellow 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: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry


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