RIBES laurifolium

Commonly known as Flowering currant

Leathery leaves and greenish white flowers followed by red then blackish berries
Further Reading....

RIBES laurifolium

 

 

  • Evergreen
    Scalloped, leathery, dark-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
  • White
    Greenish white
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Spreading dioecious shrub (male and female plants needed for successful berry production). Produces flowers in pendent racemes, males to 5cm (2in) long, females to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of origin
    western China
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Racemes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Crenate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Ribes - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Buy Varieties of RIBES laurifolium

RIBES laurifolium 'Amy Doncaster'

RIBES laurifolium 'Amy Doncaster'

Flowering currant

An attractive form which is more dwarfish in habit

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£15.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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