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Ribes sanguineum
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Zones A2, A3, 1-12, 14-23
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Moderate

Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers

RIBES

Those without spines are called currants; those with spines are known as gooseberries. The following species are grown ornamentally. Members of this genus are alternate hosts to white pine blister rust and are still banned in a few areas where white pines grow.

Ribes aureum

Nativeto inland regions of the West.Erect growth to 3–6 ft. tall andwide. Light green leaves withlobed, toothed edges. Small,bright yellow spring flowers,usually with a spicy fragrance,in 1–2 1/2-in.-long clusters. Summerberries turn from yellowto red to black. Moderate toregular water. Rust-resistant‘Crandall’ (R. odoratum ‘Crandall’)has large, shiny black fruitwith the rich, sweet-tart flavorof R. nigrum. R. a. gracillimum,the more tender Californiaform (Zones 6–10, 14–24), hasunscented blooms that age toreddish orange.

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