Golden Currant (Ribes aureum) NN


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Plant Description: Deciduous multistemmed shrub, erect, form suckers; stems are pinkish-gray and without spines.  Leaves alternate, simple, 2-5 cm wide, 3(5) lobed, light green, semiglossy, without hairs (glabrous); red foliage in fall.  Flowers tubular, about 10 mm long, 5 petals, yellow, turning orange or red with age, fragrant, few to 15 per cluster, appear just after leaves.  Fruits spherical, about 6 mm, hairless, yellow, orange, red, or purple black.

  • Height: 6-8 ft at maturity 
  • Watering Needs: Let dry slightly 
  • Sun Needs: Sun or part shade
  • Soil Needs: Many soil types
  • Bloom Time: April-May
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