Ribes malvaceum 'Christy Ridge'

Common Name:
Chaparral currant
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Grossulariaceae (The Gooseberry Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5-6 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This is an erect shrub of 5-6 feet, with stout branches and fuzzy light-green, aromatic lobed leaves. Dense, arching 3 inch clusters of bright pink and white blossoms line the branches in late winter and early spring. It is quite sun and drought tolerant.