General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 1/2 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Fuchsia Flowering Currant
  • Fuchsia-Flowered Gooseberry
  • Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 8:51 AM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. They also get honeydew from this plant.
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perfect for Christmas by eclayne Nov 13, 2012 9:17 PM 5

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