Dry Shade Deciduous Shrubs - RIBES SPECIOSUM
A drought-deciduous shrub with arching, sharply thorned branches. Leaves are lobed, glossy, and deep green. In early spring, drooping, fuchsia-like flowers bloom in red. Summer berries are orange and thorny. Provides habitat for many birds, especially hummingbirds. Native to California.
USDA zones: 6 - 10
Sunset sones: 7 - 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 4 - 6 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun, light shade in hottest climates
Water needs: little to moderate water