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Red Flowering Currant | Ribes sanguineum

Beautiful ornamental shrub with drooping flower clusters that may be white to deep red and grow in clusters of 10-20 flowers. Grows 3-10′ tall with crooked stems and reddish bark. This deciduous shrub has irregular leaves with five lobes. The berries are blue-black with a waxy bloom. Hummingbirds and butterflies, and bees love red flowering currant.


Plant Details

HabitatsUpland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Mature Height4-8’
Shade Preferencefull sun, part shade
Soil ToleranceBest on well-drained soils
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Ornamental; Deer resistant