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    Clove Currant ( Buffalo Currant )
       Deciduous Shrub
    
HEIGHT:5 - 6 feet
SPREAD:5 - 6 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Very similar to golden currant, but less hardy; identified by the larger flowers, sepals are half the length of the petals; flowers smell like cloves; scarlet fall leaf color.
LIMITATIONS:Irregular open habit with age; suckers; looks best with rejuvenation pruning; fruit usually not edible but ornamental; needs good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew.
HARDINESS: SC, SE (Zone 4)
ORIGIN: South Dakota to western Texas, east to Arkansas and Minnesota
CULTIVARS:'Crandall’ has large, edible, black fruit.
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The information for this Deciduous Shrub (338) was last updated on: 2011-02-11 17:42:55
   
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