Ribes aureum Gwen's Buffalo

Clove-Scented Currant

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).
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Native
Winter Interest
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 5-6' tall , 5-6' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014697

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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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).
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SKU
HC014697
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
72 inches
Mature Height
5-6' tall
Mature Spread
5-6' wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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
Easy to Grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Winter Interest, Edible
Additional Information
Thornless variety.
Prohibited
NC
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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.
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