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Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' (Redcurrant 'Redstart')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart'

Other names

Redcurrant 'Redstart', Ribes rubrum 'Red Start', Red currant 'Redstart'

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Variety or Cultivar

'Redstart' _ 'Redstart' is an upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with lobed, toothed, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and clusters of insignificant, yellow-green flowers in mid- to late spring followed by glossy, edible, translucent red fruit ready for harvest in late summer.


Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Compact, Upright

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Sawflies , Scale insects Aphids , Sawflies , Scale insects

General care

Pruning

Prune when dormant. Vigorous lateral shoots can be pruned in summer as needed.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' (Redcurrant 'Redstart') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained or well drained, neutral to acid soil, mulching with well rotted manure, compost or bark on dry soil. Fruiting is best in full sun. Keep area clear of other plants. Grow as bush, standard, cordon, or fan.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, 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)

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Botanical name

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart'

Other names

Redcurrant 'Redstart', Ribes rubrum 'Red Start', Red currant 'Redstart'

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Variety or Cultivar

'Redstart' _ 'Redstart' is an upright, spreading, deciduous shrub with lobed, toothed, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and clusters of insignificant, yellow-green flowers in mid- to late spring followed by glossy, edible, translucent red fruit ready for harvest in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Compact, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Sawflies , Scale insects

General care

Pruning

Prune when dormant. Vigorous lateral shoots can be pruned in summer as needed.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' (Redcurrant 'Redstart') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained or well drained, neutral to acid soil, mulching with well rotted manure, compost or bark on dry soil. Fruiting is best in full sun. Keep area clear of other plants. Grow as bush, standard, cordon, or fan.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, 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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' (Redcurrant 'Redstart')

Common pest name

Japanese fruit scale; Mulberry scale; White peach scale

Scientific pest name

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Scale insect which in favourable conditions may kill trees. There have been a number of findings in the UK but some uncertainty about whether the pest is established. Stakeholder organisations may wish to monitory for its presence.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' (Redcurrant 'Redstart')

Common pest name

Japanese rust of white pine; Japanese white pine rust

Scientific pest name

Cronartium kamtschaticum

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

A species of confused taxonomy that is considered to be synomynous with the European species Cronartium ribicola; and is unlikely to cause more damage than this species if introduced. Statutory action will be taken on findings on plant material of non-European origin in line with current EU regulations.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Ribes rubrum 'Redstart' (Redcurrant 'Redstart')

Common pest name

Cherry rasp leaf (in part) (European); Gooseberry leaf distortion; Lloyd George raspberry yellow blotch disease; Pfeffinger disease of cherry; Redcurrant ringspot; Ringspot diseases of raspberry; strawberry and flowering currant; RRSV; Spoon leaf of redcurrant (Netherlands)

Scientific pest name

Raspberry ringspot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest present in the UK; risk of spread is mitigated by industry certification scheme.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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