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Ribes laurifolium

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An unusual native to parts of Western China, Ribes laurifolium is an evergreen shrub with lovely, sweetly scented flowers in late winter or early spring. The cup-shaped, flowers are greenish-yellow and hang in pendant clusters. They stand out well against the large, dark green leaves. A charming, low garden plant.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (young plants, 30 - 40 cm tall)

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Ribes laurifolium | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ribes laurifolium | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sun or shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Ribes laurifolium requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: Greenish-yellow
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Ribes laurifolium grows to be a small, spreading shrub.
Height: 1 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)

Notes: Ribes laurifolium can be slow to establish and often take a year or two to settle down when first planted out.

Plant Finder: about Ribes laurifolium

Common names



Ribes laurifolium (Currant). This species is a dioecious evergreen shrub. The leaves are dark green, ovate to oblong and scalloped. The flowers are borne in late winter and early spring with cup-shaped, green-yellow blooms in racemes, followed by ovoid red fruits that will ripen to black.


They are fully to frost hardy and will need moist, rich soil with full sun to semi-shade. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Interest and use

Ground cover

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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