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).
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height4-6' tall
Mature Spread4-6' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SKUHC016204

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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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)
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Associated SKUsHC016204
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
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, Edible
Additional Information
Thornless variety.
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Prohibited
NC
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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.
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