White Imperial Currant

Ribes sativum 'Imperial'

Produces clusters of white, translucent fruit with a pink blush. This is considered to have the sweetest and richest flavor of all currants and is about the same in size as red currants and also as hardy. Early ripening berry.
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Botanical PronunciationRYE-bees sa-TEE-vum
Average Size at MaturityUpright habit 5-6 ft. high, 4-5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Edible, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- 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. Prune canes 3 years or older to ground level annually when dormant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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