Ribes aureum is a 5-6 foot tall deciduous shrub with showy yellow flowers appearing in Spring. Golden Currant is a California native plant which can be planted in full sun or part shade. It will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees as many California native plants will do. The black fruit is showy and edible, hence it's other common name, Black Currant. It can tolerate drought, yet can also withstand some standing water for a short period. Ribes aureum provides fantastic seasonal interest. USDA Zones 3-8.
Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade
Water Needs: Moderate
Bloom Season: Spring
Mature Height: 6-7'
Mature Width: 6-7'
Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:
- Properly dig the hole
- Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
- Place the plant and backfill the soil
- Provide ample water for each particular plant
- Review our how to plant guide!
For detailed information, please download our planting guides:
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