Ribes cereum

Also known as:

  • Wax Currant
  • Squaw Currant

Plant Type

shrub, perennial

Zones

5a-10b

Size

H:3'-5'
W:3'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture, high, regular, low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade

Features

Flowers:

pink

Fruit:

red

Wildlife:

birds

Tags

long lived
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Williams, Oregon

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Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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Spokane, Washington

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Desert Jewels Nursery

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Richmond, California

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Location

Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Ribes cereum

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Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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High elevation medium-sized shrub with light pink flowers, bright red currants, and yellow fall color. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Long lived, drought tolerant & ornamental with an abundance of red berries in Summer & Fall, “Squaw Currant” grows quickly to a densely mounding 3-5’ tall & wide. Native to much of the Western US including California, it’s a good low-care choice for almost any situation but especially useful for “wilder” areas, hillsides & habitat gardens as birds really love the conspicuous berries (edible but not tasty to us). Attractive, tidy, mid-green scalloped foliage. Charming small trumpet shaped pinkish flowers, held in clusters appear in Spring. Provide decently draining soil – not straight clay & water until established. Some Summer water is not a bad thing.

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