Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Fruit, Proven Performer, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Native, medium shrub with bright yellow flowers in spring, red, yellow or black berries in fall with maroon foliage.
Fairly tolerant of drought and alkali soils, Golden Currant has performed well in the Double El District area and has been a proven performer for windbreaks, or short dense barriers in our area.
Provides cover and food for wildlife, with shade tolerance and sucker sprouting habit which makes it a good first row (winward) species for windbreaks.
Edible fruit great for making jelly.
Features:Scientfic Name: Ribes aureum
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 7
Max Width/Spread (ft): 3
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Good
Drought Resistance: Good
Elevation Range: 8000
Soil Conditions: alkali
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Food and browse value; nessting cover
Seasonal Color: fall red- orange
Possible Insect Issues: imported currant worm, oyster shell scale
Possible Disease Issues: blister rust
Miscellany: Edible Fruit
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