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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 (R. 'Alba' with white flowers is also popular).
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 4 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
flowering currant, winter currant
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, 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, Technically a false berry (inferior ovary); edible but with an insipid taste

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Red

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Dieback, Fungal leaf spot, Heart rot, Rust, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
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