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Ribes cereum

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Ribes cereum
Ribes cereum
Ribes cereum
Ribes cereum

Species Name: Ribes cereum
Common Name: Wax Currant

Tough, versatile currant. Prefers high elevations. Important for wildlife. Can handle freezing temperatures, snow, and wind. Recommended for alpine gardens.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-4'h x 2-4'w
Growth Habit: Dense growth
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Rocky and granitic
Water Requirements: Semi-dry to Semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: To -10 degrees
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White to pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, Highlands of the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi, Transverse Range, San Jacinto Valley, Great Basin, Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Dry montane to alpine slopes, among rocks, forest edges from 5,000-12,000'

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