Native, water-wise and highly under-utilized ornamental plants that work in a variety of settings are absolute treasures! Pink Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum 'glutinosum') is an underused gem that works beautifully in a formal garden, a bird and butterfly garden, or a woodland garden. Best of all, it blooms when other plants don't - and oh! what showy blooms!
Weeping flowers develop in darling panicle clusters and are a combination of bright bubblegum pink with lighter centers. Each of the tiny stars opens from the bottom to the tip. Each taking its turn as they explode into a cluster of sweetly trumpet-shaped blossoms! If you can see them through all the bees and butterflies that are drawn to them, you'll see that they glimmer with an opalescent sheen when fully open! This is also the perfect shape for hummingbirds to collect nectar, so get ready to see a lot of your busy-winged friends in your garden.
Backed by Raspberry bush-like textured, pleated foliage with a Maple tree shape. Plus they're a gorgeous dark green! Soon you'll see the bluish-black currants that form and if you don't - your local birds certainly will! Heat and humidity tolerant in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 10 in any shady location around your landscape! Add that this darling warm-climate shrubs' ability to tolerate low moisture environments.
These ornamental flowering shrubs are highly underrated garden gems! Not only are they incredible hummingbird and pollinator attractors, but also gorgeous flowering plants! Forming a beautiful silhouette in the garden and brightening the shadier area of your yard. For a real spectacle in your landscape 'limb up' the multi-trunked branches to create a unique tree-form that, when in bloom looks like something out of a fairy tale!
These are spectacular accents that highlight a garden bed or border, anchor a foundation planting and soften corners of hardscapes and structures! A row along the side of your property will create an informal light screening and privacy fence in no time! A single specimen planted by your front entry will add an incredible curb appeal! Upgrade a tired perennial or cottage garden, pollinator beds and are a beautiful accent to shade your seating areas.
Ribes Currant shrubs do their best in partial shade in the cooler of their favored growing zones, and tolerate full shade in the hottest climates. Plant in average to lower moisture soils making them ideal for xeric and drought-prone environments. Provide regular moisture while young plants are establishing, but after they become highly Waterwise shrubs! Cover the soil around the trunks with 3-4 inches of insulating and moisture-retaining arborist mulch for best results in the heat and in arid climates. Mid-sized and prunable smaller as needed, these are fantastic ornamentals for small-space gardening and shady modern plots.
Picturesque beauty, bright pink blooms and gorgeous leaves, the pretty native Pink Flowering Currant Bush is low water use and low maintenance shrub that your shade garden has been craving! Order this underused flowering ornamental from NatureHills.com today! We're sure you'll be one of the first ones on the block to grow these lovely blossoms!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ribes sanguineum 'glutinosum'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Flower Color||Bright Pink|
|Foliage Color||Textured Green|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|