Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo

Clove-Scented Currant

  • Yellow Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo, Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo, Clove-Scented Currant
  • Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo

Video

     

Gwen's Buffalo' is an improved selection of our native Western current grown for its profuse display of fragrant yellow flowers and large, black edible berries. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

Learn More…
Out of Stock

Sign up for our newsletter for updates on products.

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 82651

Details

5-6' tall x 5-6'wide. 'Gwen's Buffalo' is an improved selection of our Western native current chosen for its large, black edible fruit. The shrub also has highly fragrant yellow flowers in mid-spring and a fine display of orange to red fall foliage. An easy-to-grow shrub providing the landscape with three seasons of interest. Most soil types including clay. (Cutting propagated).
SKU 82651
Common Name Clove-Scented Currant
Botanical Name Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 5-6' tall
Mature Spread 5-6' wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native
Additional Information Thornless variety.
Prohibited In North Carolina
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Shrubs and Small Trees:
The shrubs and trees we sell are 1-2 year-old seedlings. These young plants appreciate some extra attention during their first 3 years in your landscape.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • Check each species soil preferences before planting. Some do well in clay while others do not.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials. As they get larger (2 ft. or more in height), thicken the mulch layer to a depth of 2-3 inches.
  • Even xeric (waterwise) species will establish better and grow more quickly when given regular irrigation during the first 3 years in the garden. As they begin to reach maturity, watering frequency can be reduced to a good deep soaking every 10 to 14 days during the heat of summer.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun depending on plant preference.
  • Dig a wide but shallow hole and enrich the soil with ample amounts of compost and Yum Yum. This will help them to grow and mature more quickly.
  • Special comments:
  • Most native shrubs and trees are highly recommended for providing wildlife habitat (nesting spots, fruit or seeds for songbirds and mammals, nectar for pollinators).
  • They are excellent for use to grow as natural (un-sheared!) hedges along fences, property lines and driveways. They live for many years once established.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. This is most important during the first 3 years in the landscape. Established plants don't need to be fertilized (unless growth is stunted by extremely poor soils).
  • Where browsing animals (rabbits, deer and others) are a problem, it is advisable to protect young plants with a wire cage. These can be removed after 3-4 years in the ground.
  • Mulching is essential to maintain the soil moisture these woody plants need to establish their deep growing roots. Be sure and replenish the mulch in fall and summer to keep it sufficiently deep.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

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.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

More Shipping Info

Reviewsby PowerReviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
High Country GardensRibes aureum Gwen's Buffalo
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Reviewed by 3 customers

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to top

 
4.0

Too early to tell

By 

from Reno NV

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo:

    Using to help naturalize an area where chickens will be. Will be another year and overwintering before I can really say anything about this plant.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    4" tall and blooming planted 9/25/15

    By 

    from mid Michigan

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo:

      Lost several trees in storms and need some visual screening of our neighbor's garage, this plant should do it along with a spicy scent.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      arrived dormant - now growing beautifully!

      By 

      from Kanab UT

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo:

        I planted the dormant Ribes last fall - nothing but a small stick. This spring they are covered in leaves and fragrant yellow flowers. They are only a foot tall, but growing rapidly. I am very happy with these and can't wait until they are full-grown shrubs

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Displaying reviews 1-3

        Back to top

        Q & A

        Suggested Companion Plants:

        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

        Find Your Planting Zone:

        Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

        You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

        ×

        Please wait...

        Item added to your cart

        has been added to your cart.