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Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

Red Flowering Currant
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 5 feet , Maximum 6 feet
Width: Maximum 6 feet
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A cultivar of the native Ribes sanguineum, 'King Edward VII' was selected for its deep, pinkish-red flowers in spring and blue-black berries in summer. Drought tolerant once established, this deciduous shrub is a staple in the Northwest woodland garden.

Tough and durable, flowering currant tolerates sand or clay as long as the soil is well-drained. Once established it is drought tolerant, but it will appreciate occasional watering during dry weather. The best bloom is in full sun, but it will still have plenty of flowers in light or open shade. Very little pruning is required to maintain the loose upright habit. If a branch strays too much out of bounds it can be removed. Plants will often sucker to form a small patch.

(Source: Great Plant Picks)

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

Kind Edward has a more compact habit with more slender branches and light reddish pink flowers. Good for the garden with limited space.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

This superb red-flowered form is a favorite of hummingbirds. The midspring blooms are long lasting

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

A compact form with dark red flowers.

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A Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 2
Briggs Nursery Porter, WA Email now 800-444-1515 Container: 2 Liner: 3
Highland Heather Canby, OR Email now 503-263-2428 Container: X
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    Mahonia Vineyards & Nursery Salem, OR Email now 971-701-1921 Container: 1
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  • TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 Bare Root: X BB: X Container: X
    Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 2