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; see Currant and Gooseberry entries for strictly fruiting types. 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
Deciduous shrub. Native to inland regions of the West. Erect growth to 3–6 ft. tall and wide. Light green leaves with lobed, toothed edges. Small, bright yellow spring flowers, usually with a spicy fragrance, in 1–2 1/2-in.-long clusters. Summer berries turn from yellow to red to black. Moderate to regular water. Rust-resistant ‘Crandall’ (R. odoratum ‘Crandall’) has large, shiny black fruit with the rich, sweet-tart flavor of R. nigrum. R. a. gracillimum, the more tender California form (Zones 6–10, 14–24), has unscented blooms that age to reddish orange.
Graceful, open tree with strongly weeping branches, deeply cut leaves. Sunburns in hot, dry weather.
Deciduous shrub. Native to inland regions of the West. Erect growth to 3–6 ft. tall and wide. Li...
From the mountains of central and southern Europe. This slow-growing, extremely variable species can r...