Ribes speciosum

Ribes speciosum

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(Californian Fuchsia) A lovely plant which is a native of California and known for producing eye-catching, bright red, fuchsia-like, pendulous flowers in April.

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(flat fee for any number of plants by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: Free

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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A lovely plant which is a native of California and known for producing eye-catching, bright red, fuchsia-like, pendulous flowers in April. The lush green leaves are among the first to appear in spring and handsome red spines decorate the stems.

Ribes speciosum is an ornamental plant for a warm area or when trained on a sunny wall.


  • Position: Warm in full sun or against a sunny wall.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy, this prefers shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: April.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Ribes speciosum grows to be a medium sized shrub with arching branches.
    • Height: 1.5 - 2 m or a little larger against a wall
    • Spread: 1.5 - 2 m or a little larger against a wall
  • Notes: In California hummingbirds visit this plant and pollinate it which may be why unless you are very fortunate, it rarely fruits in the UK.

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
Growing Conditions
Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Flowers in Spring

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