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Order: Rosales
   Family: Grossulariaceae
            Genus: Ribes
                        Specie: nigrum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 7 ft (2 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Leaves have 3 to 5 lobes, downy beneath; yellow-green flowers; edible black fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Hedge Underplanting Autumn color

Zones: 5-9

Description: While the blackcurrant has downy pendent racemes of red-centered yellow-green flowers, it is grown not for its floral display but for its fruit and foliage. This Eurasian native can reach 7?ft (2?m) with quick-growing stems, downy when young. Its leaves,

Growth Habit: Upright multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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