Red Lake Currant
Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||RYE-bees RU-brum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid to Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Edible, Showy Fruit|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Privet (Ligustrum); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Sumac (Rhus); Blueberry (Vaccinium)|
Thrives in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Prefers cool summer climates, with shelter from harsh winter winds and mulch to protect root zone. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer regions. For best fruit production, allow 4 - 5 new canes to develop yearly, until there are 15 - 16 canes, then dormant prune the 3 year-old canes to ground level annually.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8