White Icicle Flowering Currant

Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle'

Profusely adorned by hanging clusters of white flowers in early spring followed by blue-black berries in summer. Superb as a hedge or specimen. Wildlife attracted to the summer fruit. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Average Size at MaturityUpright, compact habit 8 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasPlant in woodland settings where it is at home with understory species. Superior filler under problem shade tree canopies in acidic soil. Fine for north side or sheltered coves in architecture for foundation planting. Large enough to make a fine background plant to break up long fence lines. Makes a fine focal point at edge of shade garden plantings. Beautiful up close viewed through sideyard windows in three seasons.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureNorth American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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