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Ribes divaricatum

For sale by Stowey Bottom

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10 available various sizes
Cross between gooseberry and blackcurrant
Tough spiky bush producing abundant fruit
Grows to 6 ft high

Ribes divaricatum | Bishop Sutton, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, BS39
Pot SizeTotal Price
7.5 litres
10 litres
25 litres

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Common names



Ribes divaricatum (Worcesterberry). This species is a deciduous thorny shrub growing to 3m. The leaves are round to heart-shaped, lobed and 2-6cm wide. The flowers are borne in clusters of green-purple blooms. The berries are round and 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

Grown for their edible fruits (currants and gooseberries) or their bird attracting flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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Bishop Sutton, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, BS39
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