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botanical name:
Ribes x gordonianum
Ribes x gordonianum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering Current
synonyms:  RIBES beatonii, RIBES loudonii
family:  Grossulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Medium sized, spineless deciduous shrub with lobed leaves. Produces unusual and attractive flowers that are bronzy red on the outside and yellow within, borne in drooping racemes in spring. Does not set fruit.

cultivation:
Any reasonable well drained soil, in sun or part shade. Very hardy.
Prune after flowering to tidy.

other notes:
Hybrid of R.odoratum x R.sanguineum, found in Ipswich, UK, in 1837.
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