Red Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum

Upright vase-shaped deciduous shrub with aromatic foliage, native to the Pacific Northwest. Drooping clusters of extravagant, reddish-pink blooms emerge in early spring, leading to blackish-blue berries in the summer. Both fruits and flowers provide a source of food for butterflies and birds, especially hummingbirds. Abundant, showy flowers make this plant attractive as a stand alone specimen or informal hedge.


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Red Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum
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3 / 5 gallon, 20"h x 22"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.