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Ribes americanum

More About Ribes americanum

  • Bell-shaped flowers, pale yellow to greenish white
  • Small round fruit, ripening from green to red and finally black
  • Slightly hairy branches and leaves but are identified without thorns
  • Edible fruit, used primarily in Jellies

Zone:

2

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

150-175 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Wild Black Currant Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers partial sun and consisently moist soils. Found naturally along streambanks, swamp edges, and open woodllands. Prune to maintain tidy appearance or plant for naturalizing. 


Ribes americanum Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Hedge
Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting
Naturalizing