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Ribes malvaceum

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Ribes malvaceum
Ribes malvaceum
Ribes malvaceum
Ribes malvaceum
Ribes malvaceum
Ribes malvaceum

Species Name: Ribes malvaceum
Common Name: Chaparral Currant

Recommended for dry shade especially under oaks or pines.Edible purple fruit. Leaves are fragrant and add distinct twist to tea. Beautiful flower "tassels".Prefers good drainage.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 5-8' H x 5-8' W
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Channel Islands, Northern Baja.
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, oak woodland, foothills, canyons. Elevation: below 4500'.

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