Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
Flowering Currant - 3 litres
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' (Flowering currant) is a classic variety of this popular spring flowering shrub, with clusters of deep pinkish-red flowers opening from crimson buds from March to May, creating a colourful contrast with the bright yellow of Forsythias. Provides early nectar for bees. Suitable for a shrub border or makes an attractive informal hedge or screen. Height and spread 1.8m by 1.5m.
Plant in any well-drained fertile soil, flowering best in full sun. Pruning: from the second year after planting cut a proportion of the oldest stems down to ground level after flowering. Trim hedges after flowering.
|Botanical name||Ribes sanguineum|
|Common name||Flowering Currant|
|Plant type||Deciduous Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.1m - 1.5m|