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Ribes


Native Shrubs



 

berry: Ribes aureum var. gracillimum  Golden Currant   
This one needs some shade and/or moisture and can have a more upright form than the similar R. quercetorum. Three to six feet tall and six feet wide. Native from Riverside to the South Bay. Doesn't like wind or extreme heat. The best currant for edible berries.  
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Ribes divaricatum  Spreading Gooseberry   
Very prickly, nice fall color. Edible berries, likes slightly dry part shade, tolerates seasonal flooding and is summer dormant. Great for under oaks or edge of garden; do not put on walkways.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Ribes malvaceum  Chapparal Currant  San Bruno Mountain 
The best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun tolerant than sanguineum. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   5.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels'  Chapparal Currant  Santa Cruz Island 
Best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun loving than sanguineum. Light pink flowered selection from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has a long blooming period and longer flower tassels. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Claremont'  Flowering Currant  Los Angeles 
A spectacular deciduous shrub that blooms in February with long pink tassels, flowering currant can reach 10 feet tall and wide. It loves both sun and shade, grows quickly, and ranks among the most easy and adaptable favorites in the garden for both man and bird. 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Spring Showers'  Flowering Currant   
Light pink selection. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   45.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum 'Barrie Coate'  Red Flowering Currant   
Deep red 6-foot selection of Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum, which is a fast growing currant growing from CA to British Columbia along streams with an upright vase shaped habit and less sticky leaves than R. sang. glut. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   45.00 

Ribes speciosum  Fuchsia Flowered Gooseberry  Habitat Potential 
A gorgeous woodland plant with fuchsia-style flowers, this mid-size shrub is quite thorny and thus makes an excellent "green fence" for keeping neighborhood dogs and children out of the garden. Also a hummingbird magnet. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   35.00 

Native Vines



 

Ribes viburnifolium  Catalina Perfume  Catalina Island 
More of a groundcover than a vine but distinct from all the shrub form Ribes. Glossy green leaves thrive in dry shade. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   6.00 

Exotic Edible Species



 

berry: Ribes hybrid 'Jostaberry'  Jostaberry   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 


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