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GOLDEN CURRANT     Ribes aureum

The Golden Currant is a large flowering shrub which is valued for its showy yellow flowers in May and June. Although it produces edible currants, they are never in abundance.

Flowering Shrub: Height to 2.5 m (8 ft.) with loose arching branches.

Foliage: Green, fine textured, typical gooseberry shape.

Flowers: Fragrant tubular bright yellow flowers.

Fruit: Edible black currants.

Fall Colour: Attractive orange scarlet.

Comments: Great wildlife planting. Place it where its spring fragrance can be appreciated.

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