Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’
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.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, burgundy
Great Color Partners: chartreuse, dark green, pink
Culture NotesTough 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.
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Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8
Flower Color: red
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun is best; but does fine in shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established