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Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum (Southern pink flowering currant)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Other names

Southern pink flowering currant, Pink-flowered currant

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Species

R. sanguineum var. glutinosum - R. sanguineum var. glutinosum is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with thornless, dark brown branches bearing aromatic, lobed, toothed, wrinkled, mid- to dark green leaves, white-hairy beneath, and, from late winter into spring, pendent racemes of tubular, rose-pink flowers followed by small, blue-black fruit.


Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Upright

Flower

Rose-pink in Spring; Rose-pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Use as a specimen or as an informal hedge. Pruning group 2 or, if wall-trained, group 13. Prune hedges after flowering. Mulch with well-rotted compost after pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum (Southern pink flowering currant) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best grown in partial or full shade in neutral to acid, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant in coastal gardens, requires moderate water in hot, dry areas. Tolerates clay and seasonal flooding.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

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 var. glutinosum

Other names

Southern pink flowering currant, Pink-flowered currant

Genus

Ribes Ribes

Species

R. sanguineum var. glutinosum - R. sanguineum var. glutinosum is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with thornless, dark brown branches bearing aromatic, lobed, toothed, wrinkled, mid- to dark green leaves, white-hairy beneath, and, from late winter into spring, pendent racemes of tubular, rose-pink flowers followed by small, blue-black fruit.

Native to

Western North America

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink in Spring; Rose-pink in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Use as a specimen or as an informal hedge. Pruning group 2 or, if wall-trained, group 13. Prune hedges after flowering. Mulch with well-rotted compost after pruning.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum (Southern pink flowering currant) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best grown in partial or full shade in neutral to acid, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant in coastal gardens, requires moderate water in hot, dry areas. Tolerates clay and seasonal flooding.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum (Southern pink flowering currant)

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 var. glutinosum (Southern pink flowering currant)

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.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum (Southern pink flowering currant)

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.

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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