RIBES x gordonianum

Commonly known as Gordon's Currant

syn. R. x beatonii - (hybrid between R. sanguineum and R. petraeum). Two-tone red/yellow flowers in spring
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    3-5-lobed, toothed, dark green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Bicolor
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Spreading, spineless shrub. Produces 5-lobed flowers in dense, pendent racemes to 7cm (3in) long
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

RIBES x gordonianum

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Does not produce fruit
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Tubular
  • 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
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Ribes - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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