Golden Flowering Currant #2

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$34.99

Botanical Name: Ribes Aureum

An upright shrub with arching branches, features fragrant clove-scented yellow flowers in spring followed by small black berries, good fall color, ideal for a medium-sized hedge or screen, tends to sucker and open up with age, can be susceptible to mildew

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Deciduous Shrub


Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade


Plant Height
7 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
7 Feet

Advantages:

Appropriate For Xeriscape Plantings

Native Plant

Flowering Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Attracts Birds

In stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone2a
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodPrune After Flowering

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorPurple
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorYellow
Flower FragranceHigh

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryCurrant
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Screening, Garden

Details

Planting & Growing

Golden Flowering Currant will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Flowering Currant is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

Suckering

Golden Flowering Currant is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Golden Flowering Currant has racemes of fragrant yellow tubular flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. It produces black berries in late summer.