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RIBES odoratum

Commonly known as Buffalo currant, Golden currant

(syn. Aureum) - striking yellow scented flowers bright green foliage
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  • Deciduous
    Broadly oval 3- to 5-lobed, toothed leaves to 8cm (3in) long. Autumn colours of red and purple
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect shrub. Produces flowers in pendent racemes to 5cm (2in) long followed by spherical, black fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

RIBES odoratum

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot.
    Place of origin
    Central USA
  • Flower Shape
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Sweetly scented of cloves
    Scented foliage
    Spice-scented leaves
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
Ribes - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)

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