Red flowering currant

Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle'

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Red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle')
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Genus:  Ribes
This is considered one of the best white flowering currants, bearing long-lasting, pendent racemes of pungently spicy, pure-white blooms. Its yellow autumn leaves fall to expose mahogany stems in winter, which later make a striking contrast to chartreuse flower buds in spring. It grows to about 10 feet high and wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Fragrant white flowers; yellow fall color; mahogany stems in winter.
Care:  Grow in reasonably fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. After flowering, cut back shoots to strong buds, and remove one-third to one-fifth of old shoots at the base. 
Propagation:  Take hardwood cuttings in winter.
Problems:  Ribes is a host for pine blister rust, and because of this there is a ban on them in some states. Caterpillars, aphids, scale, dieback, downy mildew, anthracnose, rust, powdery mildew, white heart rot, Septoria leaf spot.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge,
Naturalizing,
Screening
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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