Monday, April 19, 2010

Ribes sanguineum

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This is one of the easiest and most reliable spring shrubs that we can grow in Sitka. This species of Ribes is native to Pacific Northwest, including coastal California and southern British Columbia. What is most available commercially are cultivars developed from the native species. The shrub in my garden blooms well, but never develops fruit. The cultivar ( King Edward VII) I have doesn't set fruit, I'm not sure if it is the lack of summer heat or the cool spring that prevents the fruit from developing. I took this photo on the 8th of April toward the beginning of its flowering period. The plant is in full bloom now.

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