Flowering-currant-bush, description flowering currant is not only a northwest native, growing extensivley from british columbia south to northern california, but has also become popular garden shrub grown for its brightly colored and scented flowers in early spring.. First pruning of flowering currant like most flowering shrubs, pruning serves to increase foliage density and enhance flowering year after year. flowering currant can live for two to three decades. after that, it may lose its vigor, even if you prune it diligently., pendulous clusters of vivid, crimson flowers make this the most richly colored variety of flowering currant. blue black berries are a favorite of birds. a more compact grower than most, excellent as a hedge or in a mixed shrub border in native landscaping in cooler climates. a northwestern u.s. native selection..
The red flowering currant is a wildflower that is native to most of the west coast of the united states and canada. this 6-10 foot tall deciduous shrub is hardy in usda planting zones 5-10 in early spring it produces pendulous clusters of red or pink flowers that attract and feed hummingbirds, bees and butterflies., it was the flowering currant, ribes sanguineum, a popular garden shrub in many parts of the world, but here growing wild, for its natural distribution is the coastal zone from central british columbia to central california, so we're in the heart of its native land. many cultivars have been developed, with flowers ranging from white to dark red..
Ribes sanguineum, the flowering currant, redflower currant, or red-flowering currant, is a north american species of flowering plant in the family grossulariaceae, native to western united states and canada (british columbia, washington, idaho, oregon, california), but widely cultivated and naturalized throughout temperate europe and australasia., red-flowering currant is a pioneer species sprouting from seed or root crowns following fire. it is propagated by seed, cuttings or layering. heavy seed crops occur every second or third year.
In the landscape: red flowering currant has been a favorite landscape plant since it was introduced to english horticulture by david douglas. many horticultural varieties were developed in england and subsequently reintroduced to their native land., red-flowering currant is the most common ribes found in gardens and landscapes. the drooping clusters of light to deep pink flowers are one of the first things to bloom here in the pacific northwest, happily corresponding to the time when hummingbirds are in migration to their eventual summer breeding grounds..
Currant bushes live 12 to 15 years, so it’s worth taking the time to prepare the soil properly. they need well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter and a ph between 5.5 and 7.0. if your soil is clay or sandy, work in lots of organic matter before planting, or prepare a raised bed.