Red Flowering Currant


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Ribes sanguineum

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 18″

Sun: Full sun, can tolerate sun or some shade

Soil Conditions: Best on well drained soils

Special Uses:  Supports pollinators, birds, hummingbirds

Beautiful ornamental shrub with white, pink, to deep red flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Habitat Notes: Often occurs in disturbed sites in full or partial sunlight. Occupies open areas rather than shrubby understory settings.

ID Notes:  Upright multi-stemmed shrub with distinct pink flowers in early spring. Leaves resemble a salmonberry leaf. Veined and ruffled leaf.


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Height at 20 yrs. 10 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height  10 ft. Wildlife Value   Moderate-High
Growth Rate Moderate Timber Value   N/A
Lifespan Long Resprout Ability  Yes
Moisture Use Moderate Hardiness  Moderate
Drought Tolerance Moderate  
Sun Tolerance Moderate-High  

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Native Plant Database

Photo Credits: The Wild Garden,