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Ribes King Edward- Shrub

  • Catalogue Code 5140-5152
  • Pack Contents: 1x 9cm Potted Shrub

Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ is commonly called Winter or Flowering currant. ‘King Edward VII’ is an aromatic shrub with clusters of deep crimson-red flowers in spring.  After flowering the showy flowers give way to clusters of decorative fruits. These ornamental hardy shrubs flower at the same time as forsythias and they are good planting partners for other early spring flowering shrub; either as specimen shrubs in a mixed border or as part of an ornamental hedge. Flowering currants are excellent shrubs for attracting birds and insects to the garden. Grow Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. These easy-care shrubs are tolerant of most soils and positions.



Dig a hole large and deep enough to take the plant’s root ball.

Gently tap the plant out of its pot without disturbing the soil around the roots.

Position the plant in the hole so the plant’s crown is level with the surface and sits at the same depth as it was in the pot; make sure the roots are in direct contact with the soil.

Backfill with the excavated soil and firm in gently.

Water to settle the soil around the roots.



Watering: Water regularly in the first few weeks after planting but don’t overwater. The plants will send their roots down in search of moisture as they grow.

Feeding:  Give plants a boost if necessary with a handful of granular feed hoed into the soil in spring.

Pruning:  Prune flowering currants immediately after flowering.   On established  plants, cut flowering stems back to young shoots low down on the plant to encourage more flowers and to keep the shrubs neat. 

Height 50cm/20in


  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees
  • Will flower well in full sun

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