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botanical name:
Ribes sanguineum
Ribes sanguineum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering Current
family:  Grossulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.40m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Upright, spineless, deciduous bush with 3 or 5 lobed, toothed, pungently aromatic, slightly hairy leaves. Pendant racemes of deep pink flowers in spring followed by black berries.

cultivation:
Any reasonable well drained soil, in sun or part shade.

Prune after flowering, cutting back some of the older stems to ground level.

propagation:
From cuttings taken in autumn

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