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Northern Red Currant vs Pygmy Caragana

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Caragana pygmaea

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Pygmy Caragana

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

Pygmy Caragana is a shrub that is related to Common Caragana and has a compact size that is suitable for yards with limited space. Its size is perfect for landscaping and decorative hedges, and requires little maintenance. This nitrogen fixer has fine-textured foliage and small yellow flowers. Much like Common Caragana, it is hardy and drought tolerant.

Popular as a low maintenance commercial landscaping shrub and for hedging. This species does have tiny spines that might poke you a bit. It has a nice appealing texture when mature.

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: swamp red currant
Other Names: pygmy peashrub


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