Hillside Gooseberry (Ribes californicum var. californicum) in the Currants and Gooseberries Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green with red tinge.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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