AWARD

RIBES speciosum

Commonly known as Fuchsia-flowered currant

Glossy foliage, scarlet tubular flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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

RIBES speciosum

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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
  2m (6½ft)
 

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