Ribes cereum (Wax currant)

Deciduous, rhizomatous shrub, 3 to 5 ft. tall occupying dry to moist sites along drainages, mountain slopes and flats from 4,950-13,200 feet in elevation. Occupies drier sites than R. aureum. Forage is fairly palatable to wildlife and berries are excellent food for birds.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Grossulariaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 2-6 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: Red-Orange

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-81 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 4,950-13,200 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: None

pH Range: 5.1-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 350,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None