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Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa'

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Species Name: Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa'
Common Name: Spooner's Mesa Evergreen Currant

A evergreen currant with larger leaves and a denser habit than the species. Excellent under oaks and for erosion control in dry, shaded spots. Berries appeal to birds.

Plant Family: Grossulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-4' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Low, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Rose pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Collected on Spooner's Mesa (San Diego County) along the Tijuana River estuary near Mexico by Dylan Hannon
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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