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Golden Currant

Ribes aureum

Golden Currant Suitability Chart

Golden currant is a winter-hardy, drought-tolerant, small, native shrub. On the best sites, it will grow to 5 to 7 feet tall. It has very fragrant yellow flowers during May. The edible fruit is yellowish to purplish black when ripe. The fruit can be eaten directly from the bush or made into jelly. Golden currant is an excellent wildlife habitat species or can be used on the outside row of multi-row windbreaks.

Height at 20 Years: 4-6'

Height at Full Maturity: 4-6'

Suggested Spacing Within Rows: 6-10'

Suggested Spacing Between Rows: 12-16'

Golden Currant Golden Currant Detail