Pink Flowering Currant

26 Feb

Pink Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum), semi-deciduous, 5-10 ft., white to pink flowers late winter and spring, native, sun to part shade.

Ribes sanguineum is native to the coastal ranges from British Columbia to central California where it grows in a variety of habitats. Two varieties are popular for landscape and garden use. Both do well in part shade, rich soils  and with regular winter moisture. They can adapt to drier conditions during summer, and will lose their leaves in drought conditions.

Both pink and red varieties have long tassles of small bright flowers, and deep green leaves that are wrinkled on the surface. Both produce edible berries that are loved by birds. One of the most beautiful native plants, and best adapted for garden use.

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