Plant Catalog - RIBES MALVACEUM CHRISTY RIDGE
RIBES MALVACEUM CHRISTY RIDGE
RIBES MALVACEUM 'CHRISTY RIDGE'
CHRISTY RIDGE CHAPARRAL CURRANT
A deciduous shrub with upright branches and exfoliating, red bark. Aromatic leaves are fuzzy, lobed, gray-green, and serrated on the edges. Foliage turns red in fall. Drooping clusters of small winter flowers are white and deep pink. Berries are blackish blue with a powdery-waxy outer coating. Attracts birds, especially hummingbirds. Native to California.
USDA zones: 7 - 10
Sunset sones: 6 - 9, 14 - 23
Mature size: 5 - 6 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun, light shade
Water needs: little to moderate water