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A picture of a Ribes

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

More images

Ribes malvaceum flowers 2004-02-23
A photo of Ribes
Ribes aureum var aureum 4
Ribes rubrum (red) Hedemora 03
A photo of 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.

Propagation

Cuttings

Seed

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves