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Ribes speciosum

Common Name: Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae

Ribes speciosum
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Price:  £6.50
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14 in stock

Size/Qty:  9cm pot


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered Wall
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Planting Style:  low maintenance
Suggested Use:  Hedging or Screening
Season of Interest:  Spring to early summer
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes


An early flowering shrub with pendant Fuchsia-like flowers in mid to late spring. Hardy but appreciates a little bit of shelter, ideal for a walled border. In milder gardens it can be used to form an interesting hedge. If pruning is required do this just after flowering


Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10    

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall