Ribes laurifolium - winter flowers
  • Ribes laurifolium
  • Ribes laurifolium
  • Ribes laurifolium - winter flowers

Ribes laurifolium

£14.95

(Evergreen Flowering Currant) An unusual native to parts of Western China, Ribes laurifolium is an evergreen shrub with lovely, sweetly scented flowers in late winter or early spring.

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An unusual native to parts of Western China, Ribes laurifolium is an evergreen shrub with lovely, sweetly scented flowers in late winter or early spring. The cup-shaped, flowers are greenish-yellow and hang in pendant clusters. They stand out well against the large, dark green leaves. A charming, low garden plant.


  • Position: Sun or shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Ribes laurifolium requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: Greenish-yellow
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Ribes laurifolium grows to be a small, spreading shrub.
    • Height: 1 m (3 ft)
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
  • Notes: Ribes laurifolium can be slow to establish and often take a year or two to settle down when first planted out.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall), Ground Cover
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Scented

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