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Ribes odoratum (Buffalo currant, Clove currant, Golden currant)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Ribes odoratum RY-beez oh-dor-AY-tum Common Name: Buffalo currant, Clove currant, Golden currant Synonyms: R. aureum, R. aureum var. aureum Genus: Ribes
In spring, this North American native shrub produces clove-scented, lemon-yellow flowers, which are followed by black edible fruits. It has attractive leaves, and grows 6 feet high and wide.
Care: Grow in reasonably fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. After flowering, cut back shoots to strong buds, and remove one-third to one-fifth of old shoots at the base. 
Propagation: Take hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems: Ribes is a host for pine blister rust and, because of this, there is a ban on them in some states. Caterpillars, aphids, scale, dieback, downy mildew, anthracnose, rust, powdery mildew, white heart rot, Septoria leaf spot.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge, Naturalizing, Screening
Style Formal Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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