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Golden Currant, 'Ribes aureum'

Golden Currant, 'Ribes aureum'

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Regular price $30.00 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

NOTE: We do not ship 3 gallon size. In-store pickup only.
Golden Currant is a winter-hardy, drought-tolerant, multi-stemmed shrub with clusters of fragrant, edible yellow flowers in Spring, followed by juicy sweet-tart berries in Summer.

Flowers have a spicy-sweet fragrance like clove and vanilla and make a decorative addition to Spring salads. The berries are an excellent native food source by themselves and are also useful in recipes for their wonderful flavor sweetened into jams, jellies, pies, or even currant ice cream. Indigenous Californians value this plant as food.

Golden Currant has been widely cultivated for its ornamental landscape value. It’s trumpet-shaped golden-yellow flowers, unique spicy-sweet fragrance, and petite stature make it a wonderful backyard companion. Even the elliptical berries, dangling in rows from outstretched, arching limbs, are ornamental - ranging from yellow to orange to red to black at maturity.

What’s more, after the berries mature, the maple-like Autumn leaves put out a great show of color, turning slowly yellow to red before they drop. Pruning can keep this shrub to any size you please. A great border shrub, or as a centerpiece. Very low maintenance.


Botanic Name: Ribes Aureum
Tongva Name: Kochar
Common Names: Buffalo Currant, Clove Currant, Spicebush,

Lifespan: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3
Fruiting Season: Spring
Growth Structure: 4 to 6 ft tall bush

Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

Fruiting Season: Spring
Dormancy: Winter Dormant
Cold Tolerance: -30°F
Flowers? Yes, Cream, red, yellow
Edible? Yes
Native to: California
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon

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