Redflower Currant, Flowering Currant, Winter Currant
Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle'

Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Ribes (RYE-bees) (Info)
Species: sanguineum (san-GWIN-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: White Icicle
Additional cultivar information:(aka Ubric)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Bronze-Green

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

San Anselmo, California

Grants Pass, Oregon

Oak Harbor, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Sequim, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.