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Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens' (Flowering currant 'Atrorubens')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens'

Other names

Flowering currant 'Atrorubens'

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Variety or Cultivar

'Atrorubens' _ 'Atrorubens' is a comnpact, slow-growing, deciduous shrub with upright, spineless branches bearing aromatic, lobed, toothed, dark green leaves and, in spring, pendent racemes of tubular, reddish-pink flowers followed by small, blue-black fruit.


Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Upright

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens' (Flowering currant 'Atrorubens') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 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 moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

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

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens'

Other names

Flowering currant 'Atrorubens'

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Variety or Cultivar

'Atrorubens' _ 'Atrorubens' is a comnpact, slow-growing, deciduous shrub with upright, spineless branches bearing aromatic, lobed, toothed, dark green leaves and, in spring, pendent racemes of tubular, reddish-pink flowers followed by small, blue-black fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens' (Flowering currant 'Atrorubens') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 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 moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

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

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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 sanguineum 'Atrorubens' (Flowering currant 'Atrorubens')

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 sanguineum 'Atrorubens' (Flowering currant 'Atrorubens')

Common pest name

Latent ringspot of strawberry

Scientific pest name

Strawberry latent 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

Present in the UK; risk of spread is effectively mitigated by current regulation and industry certification scheme. To be considered as part of EFSA Annex IIAII review.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Ribes sanguineum 'Atrorubens' (Flowering currant 'Atrorubens')

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.

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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