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Ribes sanguineum

For sale by Peter Buckley

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

Spring-flowering pink shrub.

Ribes sanguineum | Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK5
Pot SizeTotal Price
10 litres

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Plant Finder: about Ribes sanguineum

Common names

Flowering currant, Winter currant, Currant


Ribes sanguineum (Flowering currant). This is a deciduous shrub which has aromatic, lobed leaves which are held on 3.5m stems. They will produce deep pink or red flowers, which will appear in late spring, and are borne on erect to drooping spikes. The fruits are bluish black berries which follow in the summer.


They are fully to frost hardy and will need moist, rich soil with full sun to semi-shade.

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ribes sanguineum | Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK5
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