Perfection Red Currant

Ribes rubrum 'Perfection'

Long clusters of relatively large berries ripen to a dark red in early summer. This attractive shrub with green, maple-like foliage is useful as a hedge or in containers. Mildly tart, juicy, thin-skinned fruit are excellent for eating, jellies, sauces and cooked deserts. Self-pollinating.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationRYE-bees RU-brum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4-6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Allow 4-5 canes to develop each year until the shrub has 15-16 canes. Prune canes 3 years or older to ground level annually when dormant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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