Ribes sanguineum Ribes sanguineum

Common Name: Flowering Currant

Bloomtime: Spring

Bloomcolor: Red

Exposure: Sun - part shade

Height: 2.5 - 3 m (8-10ft)

Spread: 0.9 - 1.2 m (3-4ft)

Water: Semi-Moist

Zone: 4

Characteristics: The bark is dark brownish-grey and the leaves are 1-3 inches long and broad. When young in spring, they have a strong resinous scent., The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge, on racemes with five red or pink petals., The fruit is a dark purple oval berry, edible but with an insipid taste, best left for the birds., Attracts Hummingbirds.