Photo Courtesy of Meridian Young Plants

Ribes nigrum Ben Nevis (Black Currant)

Large, black tart fruit grows on branches with small, bright yellow blooms and green leaves that change to glossy, dark green before yellowing in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid spring
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture