Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers
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.
Graceful, open tree with strongly weeping branches, deeply cut leaves. Sunburns in hot, dry weather.
Nativeto inland regions of the West.Erect growth to 3–6 ft. tall andwide. Light green leaves withlobed...
Upright, withbrilliant yellow twigs in winter.Can grow to tree size, but cuttingback gives best color ...