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Ribes speciosum

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Red Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ribes speciosum - 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 speciosum:

  • Scented blossom
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Ribes speciosum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Ribes speciosum:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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

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