Ribes sanguineum

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28 Feb Ribes sanguineum

Red flowering currents have a lot going for them. The fact that they are native to the Sea-to-Sky corridor makes them an easy choice for those looking to add low maintenance shrubs into the garden. In the early spring the boast bright pinky-red flowers that are so fragrant you just have to stop and smell them. 

 

Common Name: Red flowering current
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Grossulariaceae
Native Range: Western North America
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 6.00 to 12.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: May through June
Bloom Description: Redish pink
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy, Edible
Tolerate: Rabbit, Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil
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