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Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
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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

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green
Summer Green Black Blue
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Grossulariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Useful for informal hedging

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Low Maintenance
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 2 or Pruning group 13 if wall-trained; trim hedges after flowering

Pests

Aphids may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot, powdery mildews, honey fungus and coral spot

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