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Ribes 'Red Lake'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Clusters of large, bright red berries, delicious eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies, ripen mid-July. Vigorous bushes are highly ornamental and can be used as a hedge or in small growing areas and containers. Deciduous. Self-fertile.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Prefers cool summer climates, with shelter from harsh winter winds and mulch to protect root zone. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer regions. For best fruit production, allow 4 - 5 new canes to develop yearly, until there are 15 - 16 canes, then dormant prune the 3 year-old canes to ground level annually.


Flower Color

showy green flowers

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

3-4'

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-6'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-7

Soil Moisture

not picky

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Bloom Time

spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Fast

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer