Deciduous shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers in late spring, followed by purple fruits in summer. Leaves color to a lovely reddish-purple in fall. An Idaho native plant, it is most often found near stream banks, as well as grasslands and woodlands. The fruits provide a valuable food source for birds and small mammals. Drought tolerant once established.
Does best in rocky or sandy soils.
Firewise recommends these currants:
Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)
'Crandall' Clove-scented Currant (Ribes odoratum)
Redflower Currant (Ribes sanguineum)
This plant has a fire-resistance score of 6, meaning it should be planted 50 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/