Wild Black Currant

Wild Black Currant

Ribes americanum 


A small, upright shrub that produces finely haired bark that easily self peels off exposing the inner reddish layer and resin-dots. Drooping clusters of white flowers appear in late spring to later yield an edible black berry in mid summer. The herb has been used medicinally to treat urinary problems and for food.  Attracts birds.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Shrub

    Height: 2-3 Feet

    Blooms: May to June

    Bloom Colour: White

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

    Soil: Moist to Wet, Loam/Organic & Average Soil

    Habitat: Low Wet Woods, Stream Banks & Open Moist Meadows

Pot Sizes

Nursery Location:

(Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

5420 Hwy 6 

Guelph ON 

N1H 6J2

Phone: 519-760-0055

Email: info@originnativeplants.com

Mailing Address:

2 Cassino Avenue

Guelph, ON

N1E 2H8

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