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Ribes nevadense

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Species Name: Ribes nevadense
Common Name: Mountain Pink Currant

Excellent currant for high elevations. Edible fruit, and beautiful reddish blooms in summer! Requires good drainage, and thrives near streams. Excellent plant for birds.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-5' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red-Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, High North Coast Range, Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi, Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, Warner Mountains
Natural Habitat: Forest margins from 3000- 8000'

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