Wild Black Currant - Ribes americanum | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Wild Black Currant

Scientific name: Ribes americanum

Example mature size: 1.5 m tall, 1 m wide; 5 ft tall, 3.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Average, Medium-wet

Soil: Clay, Sand, Loam

Blooms: Yellow in May

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Swamp-wetland, Prairie-savannahs

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Butterflies/skippers 🦋, Hummingbirds 🌺

Points of interest: - Edible berries for both humans (preserves, wines) , birds and small animals - Does not like dry conditions - Found growing in wooded areas, river banks, wet meadows and ravines