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Ribes aureum (commonly known as Black Currant or Golden Currant) is a Western native plant, valued for its large, black edible fruit. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Slow Start, But Love Them
from Parker, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Ribes aureum:
These bushes smell AMAZING when they bloom. They aren't overpowering, but when you get close to them they smell like cloves. The bees love them in the spring. They starting turning red in late summer. I have very hard clay soil, and while they were slow to start they are very hardy. In the picture with two, the one on the left got broken off to the ground in early spring yet it has almost caught up with the other one. They are 4' apart, base to base (not the grass area), just to give you an idea of their size. They are two years old. Those two are in 50% shade, under an ash tree, and in the lawn. They get quite a bit of water, and are much larger than the other two. The other two are in my water wise garden beds that only get watered once a week, and are in probably 25% shade.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Doing great even on challenging site!
from Kanab, southern UT high desert
I was a little bit doubtful to plant this currant in the hottest, dryest, sunniest, most windy part of our property, since I worried that any bush that could also handle full shade could never handle the opposite very well! I did so despite my trepidations, and was very pleased to discover how well the two currant bushes have thrived! I planted in spring when my order arrived, and what a dry, hot (and sometimes freezing cold) spring it has been... the currants hardly hiccuped during the transition, there was no defoliation or dieback. And now they are already creating new growth and seem quite happy. About the conditions here: Alkaline soil, about 15 inches precipitation annually, 5000 feet, zone 7, low humidity, usually 90-100 degrees in summer.How I planted: The usual; made a small well/depression for each plant, roughed out the roots, planted, added dead tree leaves as mulch, watered in, then continued to water every 1-2 days for the first season.Perhaps those with less harsh planting sites wouldn't need to water so often.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
The plant that cast a dark light on high country gardens
from Glenwood Springs, CO
I ordered 6 of these plants last spring. They arrived small and weak, but I planted them, tended them, and hoped for the best. Not one has returned this spring. When I wrote to high country gardens, they said their guarantee was contingent on getting a soil test. I've been happy with high country in the past, with successfully growing seeds. And, the hummingbird mints I ordered last spring did well. But, these shrubs really lowered my opinion of this store. I'll likely stick to local places for any live plant purchases going forward. I don't know yet if I'll try a bigger, locally grown version of this particular plant. Its supposed to be hardy, but I now have my doubts.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Robin,We are so sorry to hear of your experience with us! We are committed to your success and would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to enjoy! It is because of this, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with no conditions! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. We looked into this and saw you had a conversation with one of our reps and that your Ribes are now emerging this spring. If you find that these are just not meeting your expectations, please let us know and we would be more than happy to honor our guarantee for you. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387Happy Gardening!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Looking forward to next spring
from Boise, ID
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This finished the season established but small. I'm looking forward to it taking off next spring.
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.
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