Scientific Name: Ribes uva-crispa
Common Name: gooseberry
Family Name: Grossulariaceae
Origin: Africa, Europe, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Small garden/space, Spring interest, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Lustrous, Pubescent, Deltoid, Orbicular, Ovate, Crenate, Dentate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Green-yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Green-yellow, Green, Purple, Red, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Habit spreading; Leaves are irregular, rounded with (3-)5 lobes, spines sporadic (0 to 2 per node), stipules to 2cm long, prickles on some stems.