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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

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Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

80

White squaw currant is a compact, mounded, unarmed shrub, 3-5 ft. tall and equally as wide, with cherry-like bark and tidy, light-green foliage turning yellow in fall. Clusters of light-pink, bell-shaped flowers give way to bright-red, fuzzy, feather dusters

Scientific  Name:

Ribes cereum

Common Name 1

› Wax Currant

Family:

Grossulariaceae

Origins:

It is native to western North America, including British Columbia, Alberta, and much of the western United States, from Washington, Oregon, and California east as far as the western Dakotas and the Oklahoma Panhandle

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

› Squaw Currant

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

5

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

Dry, rocky or sandy soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

The leaves are somewhat rounded and divided into shallow lobes which are toothed along the edges. The leaves are hairless to quite hairy, and usually studded with visible resin glands, particularly around the edges.

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Pink

Flower Description:

Clusters of light-pink, bell-shaped flowers

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

light-green foliage turning yellow in fall.

Winter Foliage:

light-green foliage turning yellow in fall.

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

3-6'

Mature spread:

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Dry slopes, rocky places, forest edges

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

berries & flowers

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Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

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