Ribes americanum

Common name: Wild Black Currant

Native plant

We are frequently looking for a shrub that grows to 3 feet and does well in dry shade, like that under older oaks. This one fits that bill. The fruit is edible to the point of desire for animals and people when it ripens in July. In the fall, their leaves turn a very nice red and orange, but plants in full sun shift fall color into deeper purple that can border on black.

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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

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Plant Details

Plant type

Shrub

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Cream Yellow

Fall color

Orange Red

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
6 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

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