Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii'

Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii'

Flowering currant

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii'
  • Common name: Flowering currant
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 1.2m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Golden
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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An inexpensive, fast-growing and undemanding shrub, Ribes sangiuneum 'Brocklebankii' provides plenty of colour, both in spring when the pink flower trusses appear, and for the rest of the summer when its yellow foliage glows cheerfully in shaded borders. Ribes sangiuneum 'Brocklebankii' resembles the fruiting blackcurrant, sharing the same pungent fragrance. However it's slower-growing and smaller than the basic species.

Grow in moist soil in full sun. Its roots are shallow, and a spring mulch on light soils will prevent die-back or wilting foliage. Ruthless pruning keeps plants bushy and rejuvenated.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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