Common Names: winter currant
Type: Deciduous shrub
Size: To 12 ft. high and wide
Flowers: Small pink to red flowers in clusters, late winter, followed in summer by dark blue to black fruit; fragrant dark green leaves to 4 in. long, maple-shaped
Uses: Background, slopes, near oak trees. Tolerates heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Habitat, bees, birds, butterflies. Deer resistive.
Soil: Well-drained; but tolerates clay.
Water: Little to some water
Sun: Full sun to some shade
Pruning: To control shape.
Pests & Diseases: Can become host to white pine blister rust.
Notes: Many cultivars with different flower colors available.
Hardy to 10° F.