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Crandall's Clove Currant

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Crandall’s Clove Currant

Ribes odoratum ‘Crandall’
Size: #5
4-6 feet high x 4-6 feet wide
Zone 4
Full Sun

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Another selection of a Wyoming native with outstanding attributes for our area! In spring, the yellow trumpet-shaped flowers have a strong clove fragrance followed by up to 3/4 inch black fruit that have a sweet spicy flavor. Light green tri-lobed foliage turns orange in autumn. This shrub was selected by fruit growers beginning in the late 1800’s for its excellent fruit quality and is still used today! Tolerates wind and dry soils very well.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
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