Ribes americanum
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Hardiness Zone: 2-6 Height: 3-6 feet; 1-2 metres Spread: 1.5-3 feet; 0.5-1 metre Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to moist Wildlife: Honeybees and bumblebees pollinate the flowers. The leaves are food for the caterpillars of the Green Comma Butterfly (Polygonia faunas), and a large variety of mammals and birds enjoy the berries. Bloom Colour: White, off-white Tolerates: Black walnut Culture: Easily grown in a moisture retentive but well-drained loamy soil. Plants can harbour a stage of 'white pine blister rust', so they should not be grown in the vicinity of pine trees. Noteworthy Characteristics: This shrub produces little-branched woody stems that are erect, ascending, to slightly arching. Garden Uses: Wildlife garden; screening