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Ribes malvaceum

Chaparral Currant

Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers

RIBES

Those without spines are called currants; those with spines are known as gooseberries. The following species are grown ornamentally. Members of this genus are alternate hosts to white pine blister rust and are still banned in a few areas where white pines grow.

Ribes malvaceum

Native to slopes in California’sCoast Ranges. To 5 ft. tall andwide, with hairy, roundish dullgreen leaves and short clustersof fragrant pink flowers throughoutfall, winter. Red fruit. Needsno irrigation, but give it moderatewater if you don’t want it togo dormant in summer.

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