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RIBES laurifolium

Commonly known as Flowering currant

Leathery leaves and greenish white flowers followed by red then blackish berries
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - scalloped, leathery, dark-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
  • White - greenish white
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading dioecious shrub (male and female plants needed for successful berry production). Produces flowers in pendent racemes, males to 5cm (2in) long, females to 2.5cm (1in) 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of origin - western China
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped -
  • Racemes
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Crenate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Oblong - 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 flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Ribes - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Buy Varieties of RIBES laurifolium

RIBES laurifolium 'Amy Doncaster'

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Commonly known as: Flowering currant.
An attractive form which is more dwarfish in habit
 
£15.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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