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Golden Currant

Ribes aureum

Golden Currant is a deciduous shrub with light-green, three-lobed leaves and spicy-scented racemes of yellow flowers, on long, wand-like stems, which turn orange with age. Golden Currant berries are either yellow, red or black when ripe.

Foliage and flowers fragrant
Good for erosion control
Food and cover for wildlife

More About Ribes aureum:

A native of the West, Golden Currant has been planted eastward in the United States and has escaped from cultivation and naturalized in many places.

Gardening Suggestions for Golden Currant:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Midwest Native
Humming- birds
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Height:
6-9 Feet
Spread:
8-12 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
2 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Humming- birds
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Erosion Control
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage