Ribes aureum

Ribes aureum

Golden currant

Deciduous, root-spreading, 3 to 8 ft. tall shrub adapted to fertile, moist, well-drained soils in plains, hillsides and along drainages 3,500 to 8,000 feet elevation. Widely distributed but rarely abundant. Forage is highly palatable to wildlife; fruits are an important food source for birds.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 8 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
3,500 
- 8,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
356,200
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Fruit Color: 
Yellow to Red Berries