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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
Summer Dry: 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.  Information displayed on this page about  Ribes viburnifolium 'Spooner's Mesa' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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