RIBES sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

Commonly known as American currant, Flowering currant

Compact and upright habit with dark red flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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

RIBES sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

 
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  • 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.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular
    (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 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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