Golden Currant Won't Bloom

LivingInOz(7)April 20, 2012

I am talking to someone about trading divisions of golden currant bushes because I read that two genetically different plants (not clones) are needed in order for them to produce fruit (their flowers are perfect, but self-incompatible). My golden currants bloom, but don't set fruit. The lady I'm going to trade with says her mature plant has never ever bloomed. She's a very experienced gardener, so I'm wondering if anyone knows why the currant won't bloom? All the ones I've ever had bloomed like crazy. Thanks for the help.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Could it possibly be in too much shade? It seems like she should at least be getting a few flowers. If it's not a good bloomer, it's not going to help pollinate yours very well.
You're in Missouri right? You may already know this but if you check the Missouri Department of Conservation website around mid November, they'll be offering really cheap bare root saplings of many different native trees and shrubs. You can order them for late winter/early spring delivery. I'm pretty sure they usually offer Golden Currant. You may not want a whole bundle but there are always people to share with or they may offer Golden Currant in a mixed bundle with other edibles.
For other people reading this thread, MDC's trees and shrubs are only available for people living in Missouri but many other states have similar programs.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 9:46AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Mountain Mint/Pycnanthemum questions
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Hoary...
topie
Tips on growing ferns from spores? Have prothallia!
This year I decided I'd try my hand at growing ferns...
candogal
Create well-adapted strains in the garden from foreign ecotypes?
Hi, Of course, it is ideal to cultivate the most local...
njbiology
Which of these wildflowers will spread via roots to form colonies?
Hi, For the benefit of creating a useful list... Out...
njbiology
Echinacea tennesseensis
Does anyone here know the difference in the endangered...
jim_6b
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™