Ribes cereum

Ribes cereum

Wax currant

Deciduous, rhizomatous shrub, 3 to 5 ft. tall occupying dry to moist sites along drainages, mountain slopes and flats 2,500 to 9,500 feet elevation. Occupies drier sites than R. aureum. Forage is fairly palatable to wildlife and berries are excellent food for birds.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 5 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
2,500 
- 9,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
13.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
350,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White to Pink
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Red Berries