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Buffalo Currant

Deciduous shrub Sun

Ribes aureum                                             Ht.: 6-9 Spread: 8-10

RYE-beez AH-re-um                                  Spacing: 3-4

HABIT: Spreading bush with light green, glossy leaves and fragrant yellow flowers in the spring.

CULTURE:Easy to grow in most well-drained soils including rocky slopes and ravines. Drought tolerant. Easy transplanted or grown from seed.

USES:  Yellow spring flowers and fragrance. Edible berries mature in June to August are primarily used for jellies and jams.

PROBLEMS: Spreads aggressively but the new shoots can be removed to grow new plants.

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