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King Edward Vii Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

Pronunciation: RYE-bees san-GWIN-ee-um
SKU #09111

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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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Salvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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