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Ribes laurifolium (Ribes)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Light green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ribes laurifolium Description

This medium sized deciduous shrub produces masses of scented yellow blossom in spring, as well as an impressive display or rich autumn colour. Black berries are produced during the summer months.

Ribes laurifolium - Cultivation Notes

Ribes flourishes in all any fertile well drained soil - especially suitable for chalk, preferring a sunny aspect away from shade. A mulch in winter as well as pruning out old wood after flowering will help maintain shape and vigor.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Ribes laurifolium:

  • Scented blossom
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Ribes laurifolium:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Ribbes, Rebes, Rybies, Ribeas, Ribis, Ribbies, Rybes

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