"Golden Currant Ribes aureum Golden currant is a winter-hardy, drought-tolerant, small, native shrub. On the best sites, it will grow to 5 to 7 feet tall. It has very fragrant yellow flowers during May. The edible fruit is yellowish to purplish black when ripe. The fruit can be eaten directly from the bush or made into jelly. Golden currant is an excellent wildlife habitat species or can be used on the outside row of multi-row windbreaks."
New Mexico Olive Tree Forestiera neomexicana, Olive Family ( Oleaceae ), New Mexico Olive Tree. Also Called: Forestiera pubescens, New Mexican Privet, Desert Olive, Ironwood, Ma'Iiada', and Tanglebush. Forestiera neomexicana is a perennial, deciduous shrub or small tree has an upright form that reaches heights of about 10 - 20 feet.