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Low maintenance shrub producing masses of clove scented blossoms in spring that pollinators find irresistible. In summer the blossoms turn to golden colored berries that are sweet and delicious. Important food source for birds, and fast growing.

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Low maintenance shrub producing masses of clove scented blossoms in spring that pollinators find irresistible.

In summer the blossoms turn to golden colored berries that are sweet and delicious.

Important food source for birds.

Golden Currant is relatively fast growing reaching up to 8 feet and is semi evergreen in winter.

It is drought tolerant and adapts to most growing conditions well.

The berries are uniformly round, firm, and deliciously sweet raw and can be used in pies and jams.

Requires 60 days cold stratification.

Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours. Stratify: Cold stratify for 60 days. Germinate: Sow seed 1/4" deep, firm soil down, mulch the seed bed. Tip: Best sown in Fall in mulched beds.

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Soil Type: Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Chalky Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types., Clay Soil
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Water Needs: Low, Moderate, Low/Moderate, Moderate/High
Light: Full Sun, Full Sun/Partial Shade
Growth Cycle: Perennial
Edible: Yes
Color: Yellow
Height: l: Up to 8 Feet
Growing Instructions: Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours. Stratify: Cold stratify for 60 days. Germinate: Sow seed 1/4" deep, firm soil down, mulch the seed bed. Tip: Best sown in Fall in mulched beds.
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators, Fodder/Wildlife/Shelter, Fragrant
Growth Rate Moderate, Fast

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