Wild currant opens its foliage early and the flowers pass almost unnoticed. The tasteless berries are red, the autumn colour varies from orange to wine-red.
Wild currant is a useful ground-cover plant due to its prostrate habit. It is completely hardy and suitable for use on slopes and in rock gardens in a variety of conditions. The self-rooting of the branches when they are in contact with the soil helps it to spread. At Mustila, wild currant grows along the ditch that flows into the Oak Forest, under the red maples.