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Ribes aureum aureum

Golden Currant.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 3 $ 11.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 8 --
A 3-6' short deciduous shrub. The flowers are scented yellow. It flowers from April to May. Native to moist areas, central Sierra Nevada east to Rocky Mtns. It likes sun to part shade. It can tolerate standing in water to drought. A very tolerant plant. I've seen it growing 5 foot away from a stream in the Eastern Sierras area, covered with very good currants on it. They are about the size of blueberries, the seeds are not bad and the flavor is excellent. The berries can be either yellow, red, or purple when ripe. The flowers are well liked by the hummingbirds. Very easy to grow. Just water. This form will probably not fruit in mild climates. In very mild climates it may not come out of domancy. Click here for more about California Currants and Gooseberries

Ribes aureum aureum tolerates no drainage.
Ribes aureum aureum is great for a bird garden.
Ribes aureum aureum's foliage turns a different color in the fall and type is deciduous.
Ribes aureum aureum's flower color is yellow.
Ribes aureum aureum's fruit is edible.

Communities for Ribes aureum aureum:Valley Grassland, Lodgepole Forest, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Sagebrush Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 2 to 7
height[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 77.00 to 305.00

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