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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
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£14.50 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • 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
  • 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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