Ribes viburnifolium

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Ribes viburnifolium
Ribes viburnifolium
Ribes viburnifolium fruit

Species Name: Ribes viburnifolium
Common Name: Catalina Currant

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars plant! A low-growing evergreen currant with handsome fragrant leaves and dark red stems. Excellent under oaks and for erosion control in dry, shaded spots. Berries appeal to birds.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Arching and sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part shade to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 2-2-2
Distribution: Endemic to Santa Catalina Island and All Saints Bay, Baja
Natural Habitat: Among shrubs and in canyons in chaparral

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.