Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flowering Current
family:  Grossulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: black
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Vigorous grower and can eventually reach a large size. Rose red flowers with a white centre followed by blue-black fruits. The broadly lobed leaves have a pungent aroma.

Any reasonable well drained soil, in sun or part shade.

Prune after flowering, cutting back some of the older stems to ground level.

From cuttings taken in autumn

Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...