is probably the most drought tolerant Ribes in California. (Except
maybe R. aureum)
It grows in the chaparral and Coastal sage
scrub throughout southern and central California. It grows around our
San Luis Obispo Nursery site. This is a very harsh environment in the
summer, very dry and very hot 115 degrees F. It survives it by going
comes out of dormancy
after the first rain and has flowers by February.
currant has reddish-brown bark
that contrasts with its clean white flowers.