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Ribes laurifolium (Laurel-leaved currant)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ribes laurifolium

Other names

Laurel-leaved currant

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Species

R. laurifolium - R. laurifolium is a spreading, evergreen shrub with oblong leaves and pendant racemes of yellow-green flowers, sometimes followed by red fruits which ripen to black.


Ribes laurifolium is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, Yellow, Green in Spring; Yellow, Green, Cream in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ribes laurifolium (Laurel-leaved currant) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most soils. Best in a sunny or partially shaded position in shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ribes laurifolium

Other names

Laurel-leaved currant

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Species

R. laurifolium - R. laurifolium is a spreading, evergreen shrub with oblong leaves and pendant racemes of yellow-green flowers, sometimes followed by red fruits which ripen to black.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, Yellow, Green in Spring; Yellow, Green, Cream in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ribes laurifolium (Laurel-leaved currant) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most soils. Best in a sunny or partially shaded position in shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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