Plant ID forum: Gooseberry (Ribes); for ID

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 3, 2015 7:27 PM CST
New stranger popped up in the border. Stiff growth...shrub...
TIA.....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 3, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Maybe Mulberry?

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bamira
Aug 3, 2015 8:17 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 3, 2015 8:24 PM CST
Thank you, but neither of those.....

When I first saw it, I thought oak, but no....

Then I thought it looked like a smaller leaf tecomaria, but no again....

I see nothing else similar anywhere around, but there were gardeners here at one time long ago and things do pop up. It's coming up in what was a small empty space between a large cotoneaster and a hedge of mixed privet and escallonia.....

I've grown mulberry...I've not grown English Hawthorn but I believe it's much 'stiffer' with tighter growth in nature than the hawthorn appears to be.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2015 2:05 PM CST
Reminds me of Ribes (goosberry)
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2015 3:25 PM CST
hey, carol...that's a possibility....I'll look that up. I've never grown it, but was thinking about doing so now. Thanks.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2015 3:40 PM CST
I think there are a couple that are natives.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2015 3:50 PM CST
I've looked it up and I think you're right...yippeee! It makes sense for this area also...either native, was here before or bird sown......cool!...and deer resistant. I will dig him and put him in a more appropriate spot. Funny, just a day or so ago I was thinking I should grow these.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 4, 2015 4:17 PM CST
don't gooseberries have little thorns along the canes?
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2015 4:30 PM CST
The domestic ones I remember sure do, but I've seen wild varieties in the Sierras that didn't, if memory serves. It's been a long time since I've seen either.
According to Sunset Western Garden, the thorny ones are Gooseberry, and the spineless ones are called currants.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2015 5:26 PM CST
Aha! Hadn't even noticed, but I just checked and I DO have thorns....so I have gooseberry.

Thanks!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 4, 2015 6:25 PM CST
That was a pleasant find for you then Sherry. Hurray!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2015 7:19 PM CST
Quite a few interesting plants have shown up here on this property that I've not encountered before....everyone else seems to know what they are, though..lol..even the roadside plants here intrigue me....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2015 8:13 PM CST
According to Sunset, there are 4 species that work in your zone, but those are just the ornamentals. Check out Gooseberry for your zone.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 4, 2015 8:20 PM CST
It does resemble Ribes (Gooseberry): http://www.laspilitas.com/groups/ribes_currant_gooseberry/Ri...
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Thank You! I'm usually wrong, but the shape of the leaf just made me think of it, and I know some are native to Ca. Big Grin

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