Ribes aureum

Ribes aureum

Hardy native shrub with fragrant yellow flowers in spring and black berries in summer. Light green to pale yellow foliage turns scarlet in the fall. Plant prefers evenly moist, well draining soil- but will tolerate drought, seasonal flooding, or poor clay soils just the same. Also a great choice for erosion control on steep slopes or in recently disturbed areas.

Plant Height at Maturity

6 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

6 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Spreading

Landscape Uses

Hedge | Erosion Control | Ornamental Specimen

Environmental Features

Native Species | Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Wet Soil | Dry Soil | Calcareous Soil | Steep Slope | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Fall Color | Spring Flowering

Flower Color