|Red Flowering Currant|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
|Plant Height:||10 feet|
|Leaves:||Good fall color
Edible to birds
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
March is here with its abundance of sprouting bulbs, swelling buds, and early blossoms. The temperatures are warmer and gardeners are busy getting early crops and flowers planted. Honey bees are zipping to and fro from the hives, searching out the earliest blossoms for the collection of nectar and pollen.
|Posted by Bonehead (PNW - Zone 8b) on May 29, 2013 9:08 AM
Native in the Pacific Northwest west of the Cascade Range from British Columbia to California. Found in dry open woods, rocky slopes, and disturbed sites. Erect unarmed shrub with reddish-brown bark, gorgeous clusters of reddish-pink flowers in early spring. Small blue-black berries are edible but insipid - leave them for the birds. Can propagate from cuttings. Provides nesting sites for birds and small mammals.
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