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RIBES speciosum

Commonly known as Fuchsia-flowered currant

Glossy foliage, scarlet tubular flowers
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  • Deciduous - broadly ovate, 3- to 5-lobed, mid-green leaves 1-4cm (½-1½in) long.
  • Red - dark red with protruding red stamens.
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright, spiny shrub with bristly shoots, red when young. Produces flowers in small, pendent racemes 2.5cm (1 in) long.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot
  • Place of origin - California, USA
  • Flower Shape - Racemes -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Lobed - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Ribes - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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