Dry Shade Deciduous Shrubs - RIBES SANGUINEUM
Red Flowering Currant
A deciduous shrub with an upright, vase-shaped growth habit. Aromatic leaves are lobed, fuzzy, deep green, and serrated on the edges. Good fall color. Showy, drooping clusters of early spring flowers are pinky-red. Summer berries are blackish blue with a waxy-powder coating. Attracts birds, especially hummingbirds. Native to the Pacific Northwest, including northern California.
USDA zones: 5 - 9
Sunset zones: A3; 4 - 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 5 - 10 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun, part shade
Water needs: little to moderate water