Golden Currant - (Ribes aureum)
Golden Currant is a perennial, non-spiny shrub that reaches 3-9 feet in height and 5-8 feet in spread. Cascaded in tube-shaped flowers that bloom in early to mid-spring, they start as a yellow and gradates to orange or purple as the flowers age. Their leaves are three-lobed, maple-like leaves. The fruit ripen in mid spring to early summer and appear in largely yellow, orange, or occasionally burgundy. Currants have been used in conjunction with meats by Native Americans and are continued to be widely used in meat dishes and meat processing, such as Pemmican. The fruit has also been used as a dye. Jellies, pies, syrups, and juices are also common uses for currants. It’s an excellent addition to a native plant garden, an ornamental shrub, and informal hedges.
*Prefers full sun, partially shade tolerant.
*Rich, medium to dry, moderate and well-draining soil.
*Good for informal hedges, ornamental shrubs, or background in a native plant garden.
*3-9 feet tall shrub, with 5-8 ft spread
*Sold bare root
*Sold in bundles of 5