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.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Grossulariaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 10 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Red

Bloom Period: Mid spring

Annual Precipitation: 12-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 3,500-8,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 268,500

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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