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Ribes californicum

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Ribes californicum

Species Name: Ribes californicum var. californicum
Common Name: Hillside Gooseberry

Low maintenance shrub, perfect under oaks. Superior wildlife value especially birds. Will respond to water; best in dry, filtered shade. Berries are edible.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4-6'h x 4'w
Growth Habit: Upright, open branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer- dormant
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part- shade
Soil Preference: Sandy or rocky
Water Requirements: Semi -dry
Cold Hardy to: To 35 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White/Reddish
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast Range, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Range
Natural Habitat: Forest openings, woodlands below 3500'

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