RIBES laurifolium 'Amy Doncaster'

Commonly known as Flowering currant

An attractive form which is more dwarfish in habit
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovate-oblong, 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
    Dioecious shrub (male and female needed for berry production). More compact than the species. Produces flowers in pendent racemes 5cm (2in) 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

RIBES laurifolium 'Amy Doncaster'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Hermaphrodite or male flowers
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Western China. Garden origin
  • 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)
 

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