Red Lake Currant

Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'

$26.00 + GST

A dense, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an stiff upright habit of growth, becoming looser with age. Green spring blooms, followed by an abundance of red round berries ready for picking from early-mid summer. Commonly used for jams, jellies and wine-making. Features green lobed foliage throughout the season, turning yellow in the fall.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 5 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 5 ft FLOWER Spring, Green
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Fruit
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Latin Name: Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'
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Size:

Medium size shrub

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Fall Colour:

Yellow fall colour

Pollination:

Self-pollinator but will produce more abundant, better quality fruit with second pollinator present

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts butterflies, birds and hummingbirds

Applications:

Used as a hedge or in a mass planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Notes:

Produces berries on 2-3 yr old wood 

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires average to moist conditions, but should not be allowed to dry out

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant once established

Pollution Tolerance:

Somewhat tolerant of urban pollution

Maintenance:

Occasional maintenance

Pruning:

Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Can be used for fresh eating and jams/jellies. Fruit is medium in size and light red in colour. Berries have a tart taste.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#2 Pot

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