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RIBES sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

Commonly known as American currant, Flowering currant

Compact and upright habit with dark red flowers
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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

  • Deciduous - rounded, 3- to 5-lobed, toothed, dark-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
  • Red - dark-red flowers
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - compact and upright. Produces flowers in pendent racemes 5-10cm (2-4in) long, followed by glaucous blue-black fruit.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of origin - cultivar of the species introduced from western North America by Scottish botanist David Douglas in 1817.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - aromatic leaves.
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Ribes - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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