King Edward Vii Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
|Description||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. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought in cooler summer areas. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to remove dead wood and rejuvenate new growth.|
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