Ribes aureum
Ribes aureum
Ribes aureum
Plants of the Southwest

Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Golden Currant is a deciduous shrub to 6 ft. with fragrant, golden yellow flowers in early spring. Delicious yellow-orange to red-black currants in summer. Leave currants on shrub to become the best raisins ever eaten - if the birds don't beat you to them. Small, bright green, maple-like leaves with lovely fall color. Excellent ornamental, tolerates a wide variety of cultural conditions, likes regular water. Sow in fall and mulch seed bed lightly or cold stratify for 3 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 345678


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