Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

Golden Currant (Ribes aureum) (12151 bytes)   currant,golden fall foliage (7936 bytes)  glden currant flowers (921654 bytes)  Golden Currant (Ribes aureum) berries (31235 bytes)

Golden Currant is a deciduous shrub growing 6 to 8 ft. in height and 8 to10 ft. in width. Prefers full sun and has low water needs; drought tolerant when established. Leaves are deeply three-lobed, turning shades of red to purple in fall. There are yellow showy flowers in spring, resembling forsythia. Edible berries are large; red turning to black.

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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