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Products > Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa'
 
Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa' - San Diego Evergreen Currant
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Grossulariaceae (Gooseberries or Currants)
Origin: Baja California (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa' (San Diego Evergreen Currant) - An open wide spreading evergreen shrub that grows 3-4 feet tall and spreads to 6 feet. Dark red stems bearing aromatic leathery dark green leaves arch up and our from the center of the plant. Rose pink flowers bloom in late winter to mid spring. Plant in sun or light shade along coast to shade inland. Requiring little supplemental water, this native shrub is a good candidate for planting underneath an oak canopy. Drought tolerant. This variety has larger leaves giving the plant a fuller and denser appearance. Collected on Spooner's Mesa (southern San Diego County) along the Tijuana River estuary near to Mexican border by Dylan Hannon.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Ribes vib. 'Spooner's Mesa'.
 
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