Monday, 28 December 2015

Californian Ribes


Ribes speciosum
Ribes speciosum
Not rare but a classic with its rich red somewhat fuchsia-like flowers dangling all along the undersides of the branches in spring. The leaves are gooseberry-like and glossy fresh green and the red stems are viciously thorny.
Ribes speciosum
Best trained on a sunny wall, but surprisingly tough with a little protection.
3L pots ~ £9



Ribes cereum
Ribes cereum
An attractive Californian species with profuse palest rosy white flowers in spring among small shiny leaves on a compact gnarly shrub.
Ribes cereum
An ideal species for Mediterranean style gardens growing among other sun-loving drought-tolerant species.
3L pots ~ £9



Ribes aff. californicum
Ribes aff. californicum
Clearly related to R.speciosum, with small pale Fuchsia-like dangling under the spiky branches.
Ribes aff. californicum
This is an easy species to grow, with a quiet charm
3L pots ~ £8



Ribes aureum
Ribes aureum
Related to but not the same as the more familiar eastern buffalo berry - R.odoratum. This has similar tubular yellow flowers, but tinted red at the tips, and it is a much more compact plant.
Ribes aureum
The flowers appear early among the new leaves rather than on bare branches. There might even be some orange berries if you're lucky.
Out of stock at the moment

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