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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 18-35 in (45-80 cm)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Thorny stems; glossy dark green leaves; greenish white to mauve flowers; edible purple-red fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Underplanting Hedge Autumn color

Zones: 2?8

Description: Found in the northern USA and in Canada, this 18?35?in (45?80?cm) high shrub has slender bristly stems with thorns that are slightly under 1?2?in (12?mm) long. Its glossy, dark green, heart-shaped leaves are around 1?in (25?mm) long, with 5 deep lobes. Sm

Growth Habit: Upright multi-stemmed habit


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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