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Currant

Ribes spp.

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Also known as

Gooseberry, Blackcurrant, Red currant

Pink Flowering Currant closeup, Ribes sanguineum by Mark Robinson (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1m

Min

1m

7 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Currant Overview

Ribes is a genus containing around 193 deciduous or evergreen shrubs that produce edible fruits commonly termed Gooseberries, Blackcurrants and Redcurrants. This genus is also grown for its attractive, 4-5 petalled, cup-shaped, pink, yellow or white flowers.

Common problems with Currant

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Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Currant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Currant

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