Small, yellow, tubular flowers in early spring; flowers have a strong clove fragrance; autumn color is brief and mild (some yellow or a hint of red); fruits are black berries in mid-summer (on female plants only).
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best, but tolerates some dryness; tolerates alkaline soils.
Rounded to open and irregular, prone to suckering.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Anthracnose and leaf spots are potential problems. In some parts of the country, the planting of Ribes species is illegal, due to the fact some species are alternate hosts for white pine blister rust. Check with local authorities before planting. Ribes odoratum is a host of this disease.
Male and female flowers on separate plants. Fruit will be produced only if a male plant is available to pollinate the females.
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