Ribes odoratum Crandall

Crandall's Clove Scented Currant

4-6' tall x 4-6' wide. 'Crandall' currant is a fast-growing heirloom fruiting shrub with fragrant bright-yellow mid-spring flowers followed by large edible blue-black currants. Ribes odoratum Crandall has beautifully colored fall foliage too. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
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
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU 82650

Details

4-6' tall x 4-6' wide. This intensely fragrant, fast growing heirloom selection of a native currant was originally chosen for its abundant crop of flavorful black fruit. But Ribes odoratum Crandall's clove-scented yellow spring flowers and mahogany-red fall foliage make it a plant with three seasons of garden beauty. Thrives in all but dry sand or wet clay soils. (cutting propagated)
Associated SKUs
82650
82650R (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Crandall's Clove Scented Currant
Botanical Name Ribes odoratum 'Crandall'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 4-6' tall
Mature Spread 4-6' wide
Bloom Time Late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages 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

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3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
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4.0

ribes

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from Bowling Green VA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes odoratum Crandall:

    I had to leave it in the care of my niece so not sure how it turned out. Will order another for my new apt.

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    1.0

    Clove Currant in Tennessee

    By 

    from Tennessee

    About Me Professional Landscaper

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes odoratum Crandall:

        I planted the three clove currants in a good spot upon arrival. They held on for a while but look like they have completely died. This despite regular watering. I am leaving the twigs in place to see if the plant might come back from the roots next spring. Even tho I have a friend who successfully grows clove currant, I don't think it is well adapted for this area.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice shrub, vivid flowers

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        from Abilene, KS

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes odoratum Crandall:

          I planted 3 of these two years ago. The one in my principal flower bed has grown the best. The two in the lawn are a little smaller. The initial habit was ungainly, but they are filling with the help of some pruning early in spring. The flowers are a brilliant yellow and last a long time. The clove scent is pleasant and perfumes the air. I got a couple pounds of currants last year, and the plants are loaded this spring.

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          4.0

          Heavenly Fragrance!

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          from Upstate NY

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Edible Fruit
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Native

          Cons

          • Suckers

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Perennial Bed

          Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes odoratum Crandall:

          I've grown this shrub in Ohio Z6 and New York Z5. The fragrance is strong clove, and can be detected from a distance. The plant is very easy to prune if you would like it to remain smaller. The light green lobed foliage turns red in the fall. It blooms with lilacs, a cheerful 5-petaled yellow. I've had very few suckers on my plant, just 4 after 4 years of growth. Everyone should grow this native shrub!

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          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).

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