Ribes sanguineum (is a medium sized narrow fully hardy perennial deciduous shrub with pink and dark pink flowers in mid Spring and early Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a ) inflorescence. This plant requires a minimum of 185 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.
Food and Nutrition
Although the berries are edible they do not taste good.
Ribes sanguineum grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to silt, sand, loam, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a semi-erect shrub has a moderate rate of growth and has a multiple stem growth form, and has an ultimate height of 3.7m / 12.1ft and spread of 1m / 3.3ft. It can take 11-15 years to reach its ultimate height.
Height at ...
- 20 years 3.7m / 12.1ft
The leaves are green in Summer. They arein shape.
A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the leaf. Aromatic A moderate unpleasant scent is emitted from the flower.
Basic hedge, borders, flowering shrub, low maintenance and screen.
Resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is purple. There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Summer.
Progagation and germination
Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed. The seed can be germinated by cold stratification / cold moist prechilling.
United States.-28°C / -18.4F to 11-15 years 3.7m / 12.1ft 1m / 3.3ft
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|Specific epithet ?||sanguineum|
|Redflower currant (United States)|
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- When watering, always water the base of the plant. If you water the leaves most of it will just evaporate. Also, just water once a week so that the ground is soaked. This helps roots grow down into the ground, otherwise you will end up with shallow roots.
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