Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
flowering currant 'Pulborough Scarlet'
'Pulborough Scarlet' is a medium-sized, bushy deciduous shrub with lobed, aromatic leaves and drooping clusters of small, deep crimson flowers, sometimes followed by small, bloomy black berries
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Ribes can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes spiny, with simple, usually palmately lobed leaves and small tubular or bell-shaped, solitary or racemose flowers borne in spring or summer, followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries
- Name status
How to grow
Easy to grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Useful for informal hedging
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
Aphids may be a problem
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