Details4-6' tall x 4-6' wide. (Cutting propagated). Ribes aureum (commonly known as Black Currant or Golden Currant) is a Western native plant, valued for its large, black edible fruit. The shrub blooms in mid-spring, with highly fragrant yellow flowers reminiscent of cloves or vanilla. With a fine display of orange to red fall foliage, this easy-to-grow shrub provides the landscape with three seasons of interest. Most soil types including clay.
|Common Name||Black Currant|
|Botanical Name||Ribes aureum|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade|
|Mature Height||4-6' tall|
|Mature Spread||4-6' wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to mid spring|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Additional Information||Thornless variety.|
|Prohibited In||North Carolina|
|Ideal Region||Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes aureum:
This finished the season established but small. I'm looking forward to it taking off next spring.
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