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Ribes

Ribes spp.

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

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°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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Ribes 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 Ribes

How to propagate Ribes

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Ribes

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Ribes

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