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Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’

Ribes Sanguineum White Icicle

Two shrubs covered in flowers at the start of specimen lawn as you walk from the Pinewoods

Ribes comes from the Persian or Arabic word ribas, meaning 'acid-tasting' (a reference to the edible but tart fruits).

A cultivar of the native Ribes sanguineum, 'White Icicle' was selected for its white flowers in early spring and blue-black berries in summer. It was introduced in 1986 by University of British Columbia Botanical Garden, Canada

This is considered one of the best white flowering currants, bearing long-lasting, pendent racemes of pungently spicy, pure-white blooms(and the bees love it too!)

It is easy to grow in most soils, avoiding extremes of wet and dry in a sunny place, and can be used as low maintenance hedging or screening

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AGM  (Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit).  This award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing its garden worthiness.  More information


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