RIBES AUREUM (Golden Currant)

(3 customer reviews)


A beautiful hardy deciduous shrub, native to the Rocky Mountains. It has moderate growth to 5ft., but can be held at less with pruning.  Light green leaves turn maroon in the fall. Bright yellow flowers in the spring are followed by red edible berries, great for attracting birds! It was first found and recorded by Meriwether Lewis in 1806 and remains one of the most notable natives in the west! It has many uses; in group plantings and planters and is adaptable to most soils. It requires very little maintenance and very little water. A great addition to any landscape!


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Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t.

We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the pants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold. We love our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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3 reviews for RIBES AUREUM (Golden Currant)

  1. Elisabeth

    Really nice plants. I planted them in May, they all established quickly and grew to 4 feet tall with multiple stems by October. I was really shocked by how quickly they grew but then they are native to my area. I got the 2 3/8 x 5″ liners and they’re actually the same size now as the $30 gallon plants I’ve seen, so they’re really a great value. I planted them in full sun at a high elevation in Utah, and did water them once a week.

    • Hart (verified owner)

      Hi Elisabeth-

      Wow, so great to hear about how well your Ribes Aureum have done! Thank you very much for your feed back and your purchase.

      Colorado Hardy Plants

  2. Marianne Monagle

    Great plants, easy to make cuttings, fragrant flowers and the ripe currents make very delicious jam!!!

  3. Steph

    So happy with these little guys! They’re withstood the canines trampling through them, in spite of attempts to keep them out. Such hardy, pretty little bushes we have growing now.

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