Ribes sanguineum 'Barrie Coate'

Common Name:
Flowering currant
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Grossulariaceae (The Gooseberry Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 6 feet high by 8 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Deep pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Bushy, upright shrub with textured, lobed leaves carries slightly drooping clusters of deep pinkish red flowers on bare stems in winter, blue berries follow the flowers. Best in sun or part shade, though part shade is preferable in the hotter interior, with reasonably well drained soil and moderate watering.