Red Winter Currant

Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’
Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’

Ribes

Flowering Currant

<i>Ribes sanguineum</i> ‘King Edward VII’

Adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of richly colored scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long lasting floral show, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, finely serrated urbane foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones.

Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm.

Blooms mid-February to early May.

Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 4' 0" – 5' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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