Red flowering currant

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum


The Pink flowering currant is a deciduous shrub growing with an upright branching habit, 6-12 ft. tall, 5-6 ft. wide. Medium green leaves have a wrinkled surface marked by many veins and have heavily lobed margins. Large pendulous pink and white flowers grow in 4-6 in. long pendulous clusters in early spring.

Pink flowering currant is best adapted to Inland Empire gardens in areas of partial shade, rich soils and with regular moisture. Both the color and cascading character of its flowers make it a delightful accent plant on slopes and as a backdrop to smaller plants. It is often planted with other California natives on the Western Sycamore Palette to help achieve a woodland garden character.

Plant Type: Shrub, Native
Foliage Character: Winter deciduous, Drought deciduous
Habit: Upright, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Pink, White
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Moderate shade, Heat, Frost, Fog, Drought, Cold hardy, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Specimen, Screening, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Hummingbird plant, Foundations, Flowering accent plant, Espalier, Banks, Background plant, Fragrant foliage, Attracts butterflies
Height: 6 ft. – 12 ft.
Width: 5 ft. – 6 ft.