AWARD

RIBES sanguineum 'White Icicle'

Commonly known as American currant, Flowering currant

Pure white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rounded 3- to 5-lobed, toothed, dark-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
  • White
    Pure-white flowers
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright shrub. Produces flowers in pendent racemes 5-12cm (2-5in) long.
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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 'White Icicle'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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 foliage.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Ribes - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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