Ribes speciosum

Fuschia flowered gooseberry

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Medium, Slow
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 12' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Fuschia flowered gooseberry brightens a shady corner of the garden with dark green leaves and pendent red flowers much-loved by hummingbirds. The flowers are followed by unusual spiny fruit. Its structure is rounded and open. As conspicuous as the bright flowers are the sharp spines characteristic of gooseberries. Locate the plant away from areas with foot traffic, of course. Like other members of this genus, Ribes speciosum loses its leaves in the late summer. Moisture should be withheld at this time after the plant is established. Cold wet weather breaks dormancy in the late fall.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous