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Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Elk River Red'

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Species Name: Ribes sanguineum 'Elk River Red'
Common Name: Elk River Red Flowering Currant

This flowering shrub can reach 6 or more feet in height. Large clusters of rose red flowers hang down in spring, attracting hummingbirds. Edible currants follow, attracting many other birds. Goes dormant in late summer.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-10' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright with vase shape
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Rose red
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selection from the Pacific Northwest
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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