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Scientific Name: Ribes sanguineum
Pronunciation: RYE-beez san-GWIN-ee-um
Common Name: flowering currant, winter currant
Family Name: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Large deciduous shrub; alternate leaves with 3-5 lobes, dark green wrinkled above, and whitish tomentose below; leaf has a spicy scent when crushed; pendulous raceme of pink-red flowers in spring.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 3 Apprenticeship


Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Group or mass planting, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google Images
flowering currant, winter currant
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): White, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr, May

 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Blue, Black
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Edible, Edible but with an insipid taste.

 
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Red
  


Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Anthracnose, Dieback, Fungal leaf spot, Heart rot, Rust, Scale insects, Rabbit resistant, Deer resistant
 
Location(s):
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend
(ONW) Overpass North side West
(QRR) Quercus Robur Row planting
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLS) Turf Field Lab South
(TFLW) Turf Field Lab West
(WDH) Wark-Dumais House
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