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Flowering Currant King Edward VII in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

 

Flowering Currant 'King Edward VII'

Ribes sanguineum is a compact, deciduous shrub, which has aromatic dark green leaves. The fuchsia shaped flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. Its varieties and cultivars are popular garden shrubs, grown primarily for their brightly colored and scented flowers. 'King Edward VII' sports aromatic foliage and clusters of drooping red flowers in spring.

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plant Features
  • Flowering Currant King Edward VII likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Flowering Currant King Edward VII likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Flowering Currant King Edward VII is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Flowering Currant King Edward VII likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Flowering Currant 'King Edward VII'

Latin name

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Grossulariaceae

ph

5.6 - 8.4 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flowering Currant King Edward VII likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Flowering Currant King Edward VII is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Flowering Currant King Edward VII likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Flowering Currant King Edward VII likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flowering Currant King Edward VII is 1.50meters x 2.00meters 1.50 M 2.00 M

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'

Ribes sanguineum is a compact, deciduous shrub, which has aromatic dark green leaves. The fuchsia shaped flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. Its varieties and cultivars are popular garden shrubs, grown primarily for their brightly colored and scented flowers. 'King Edward VII' sports aromatic foliage and clusters of drooping red flowers in spring.


Flowering season.

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Ribes sanguineum varieties produce flowers in mid-spring. They have a pungent smell.

 

Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Plant container grown plants in spring or autumn. They tolerate a wide range of soil types that are fairly moist and well drained and prefer full sun or partial shade.

 

Propagation by Hardwood Cuttings

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Take hardwood cuttings of up to 3cm from this years growth, taken in autumn, making a clean cut from above a shoot and remove any soft growth. Nearly fill a container with fine grit at the bottom, to enable free draining, and a suitable compost. Place the cutting, having dipped he end in a rooting compound first, with a third of the cutting showing.

 
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