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Ribes sanguineum


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Red-brown branches; dark green leaves, downy beneath; pink to red flowers; blue-black fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Underplanting Hedge Autumn color

Zones: 6-10

Description: In mild areas this 10?ft (3?m) tall deciduous shrub from western USA indeed starts to flower in winter. Its branches are a warm red-brown that contrasts well with the pendent racemes of soft pink to red flowers opening before the leaves appear. When young

Growth Habit: Upright multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

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