Less common than Red Flowering Currant, the Golden Currant is just as good at attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators with its fragrant yellow flowers. It has vibrant new growth color and good fall color too. The golden currant produces edbile berries and typically grows along forest edges, streams and open meadows with mosit soils.
Golden Currant - Ribes divaricatum
Size: 3-10' tall and wide
Growing Conditions: Full to Part Sun, Dry to Moist Soils
Features: Yellow flowers in April and May. Colorful new growth. Forms thickets and spreads by root rizomes. Fall color. Drought Tolerate. Wildlife Habitat
Natural Habitat: Open meadows and moist forest
Companion Plants: Oaks, Pacific Ninebark, Mock Orange, Pacific Rhodo Yellow Monkeyflower, Evergreen Huckleberry