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Other common names
Californian fuchsia fuchsia-flowered currant
fuchsia-flowered gooseberry flowering gooseberry
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
R. speciosum is a spiny medium-sized deciduous shrub with bristly stems bearing small, oval, slightly lobed, glossy leaves. Small, drooping, fuchsia-like bright crimson flowers with prominent stamens hang beneath the stems in mid and late spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow deciduous shrub but may not be fully hardy in exposed sites and best planted against a sunny wall
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wall-side Borders Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 2
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be affected by a leaf spot
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