Ribes aureum (Golden Currant)

Native to Nevada, this shrub grows 4-6 ft. tall and has small yellow flowers in spring. The golden berry is edible but you’ll have to beat the birds to taste it. Good under planted with conifers and shade trees, it is very useful in low water zones of the yard. Plant in full to partial sun, well-drained soil and in a once-a-week watering zone. This plant is not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Part Shade
Height x Spread:  3-6 ft. x 6 ft.
Native:  Yes
Color:  Yellow
Bees:  No
Birds:  Yes
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring